1822 – James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.
1869 – The Charles, considered the world’s first “oil tanker”, departs the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil.
1898 – Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes.
1909 – Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army.
1928 – George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison.
1935 – 1st Penquin book is published, starting the paperback revolution.
1943 – Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy).
1948 – Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (Dumont).
1956 – US motto “In God We Trust” authorized.
1965 – LJB signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966.
1966 – US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam.
1969 – Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas.
1975 – US Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit; Hoffa was legally declared dead in 1982.
1982 – Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats.
1991 – MTV announce it will split into 3 channels in 1993.
2003 – The last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico.
2013 – Wikileaks discloser Bradley (later Chelsea) Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges.
2014 – The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms: Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
2016 – Air balloon crashes into power lines near Lockhart, Texas, killing all 16 on board.Share: