1642—1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts.
1775—US Army founded.
1834—Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer, Jr., Springfield, Vermont.
1881—Player piano patented by John McTammany, Jr. (Cambridge, Mass)
1900—Hawaiian Territorial Government begins.
1917—General Pershing & his staff arrived in Paris during WW I.
1922—President Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore.
1923—Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
1942—Anne Frank begins her diary.
1942—Walt Disney’s “Bambi” animated movie is released Thumper’s 1st job.
1946—Nat King Cole records “The Christmas Song” for the first time.
1953—Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
1954—President Eisenhower signs order adding words “under God” to the Pledge.
1963—NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th homerun.
1973—US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No.1 for oil companies.
1980—Theme from NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32.
1989—Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams.
1990—Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional.
2000—Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris’ career record.
2013—The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property.
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