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.
1934 – Federal Savings & Loan Association created.
1949 – “Captain Video & His Video Rangers” debut on DUMONT-TV.
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).
1959 – “West Side Story” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances.
1959 – 14th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright.
1962 – Ross Perot begins Electronic Data Systems.
1963 – USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 miles.
1964 – Jan & Dean release “Little Old Lady From Pasadena.”
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.
1984 – Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts.
1990 – Jose Canseco signs record $4,700,000 per year Oakland A’s contract.
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.
2016 – US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law restricting abortion 5-3.Share: