1794 – Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA.
1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.
1939 – Pan Am’s 1st US to England flight.
1948 – Republican National Convention in Philadelphia nominates NY Gov. Thomas E. Dewey.
1949 – “Hopalong Cassidy” becomes 1st network western (NBC).
1949 – Cargo airlines 1st licensed by US Civil Aeronautics Board.
1957 – The US Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States.
1961 – “Happiest Girl in the World” closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances.
1964 – FTC rules health warnings must appear on all cigarette packages.
1968 – Resurrection City in Washington, DC closed permanently.
1970 – NY Yankee Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs.
1972 – Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force).
1975 – Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 33.
1977 – IRS reveals Jimmy Carter paid no taxes in 1976.
1982 – US Supreme Court rules president can’t be sued for actions in office.
1986 – US Senate approves “tax reform.”
1993 – Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber.
2006 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland-becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion.
2012 – Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time.Share: