1789—Mrs. Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington.
1865—President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states.
1866—US House of Representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
1888—US Congress creates Department of Labor.
1907—Lowest Temperature ever in 48 US states for June, 2 degrees in Tamarack, California.
1920—US Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post.
1942—The United States opens its Office of War Information.
1948—Babe Ruth’s final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies August 16th.
1954—Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx.
1959—59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots at 282 at Winged Foot GC, NY.
1962—“Bob Newhart Show” last airs on NBC-TV.
1966—Supreme Court’s Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights.
1971—The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam.
1977—Convicted Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray recaptured.
1988—Federal jury finds Liggett liable in death of New Jersey woman of lung cancer.
1989—Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1994—Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract.
1994—A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the old spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
2004—50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sorenstam.
2012—San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise’s history against the Houston Astros.
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