1664—New Jersey established.
1775—George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army.
1836—Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union.
1844—Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber.
1851—Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory.
1871—Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school.
1898—US House of Representatives accepts annexation of Hawaii.
1916—Boys Scouts of America forms.
1924—Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile.
1924—J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI.
1934—Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated.
1951—1st commercial electronic computer dedicated. (Philadelphia)
1957—“Ziegfeld Follies of 1957” closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances.
1963—“Sound of Music” closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 performances.
1963—“Sukiyaki” hits #1.
1969—“Hee Haw” with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS-TV.
1974—“Streak” by Ray Stevens hit #1 on UK pop chart.
1983—Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion.
1990—“Dick Tracy” with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres.
2005—“Batman Begins”, directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Michael Caine first goes on wide release.
2012—Apple I computer sells for a record $374,000.
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