1778 – Liberty Bell come home to Philadelphia after the British departure.
1847 – New York and Boston linked by telegraph wires.
1867 – Bank of California opens doors.
1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange.
1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane.
1929 – 1st color TV demo (NYC)
1934 – Federal Savings & Loan Association created.
1942 – FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island.
1950 – North Korean troops reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders US Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict.
1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1962 – Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems.
1973 – John W. Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon’s “enemies list”
1974 – “Flip Wilson Show” last airs on NBC-TV.
1979 – Supreme Court rules employers may use quotas to help minorities.
1980 – US revives draft registration.
1985 – Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified.
1994 – 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
2003 – The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.