1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress.
1846 – Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax.
1855 – The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University.
1894 – Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees.
1902 – Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin.
1902 – US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million.
1928 – Alfred E. Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for US president at Democratic Convention.
1935 – FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
1942 – Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
1951 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premieres on CBS TV.
1957 – Reds’ fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters. Commissioner Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team.
1965 – 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1968 – Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers.
1973 – Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected.
1976 – 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1993 – Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher.
1996 – “Nutty Professor” starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA.
1997 – “Master Class” closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances.
2005 – A final design for Manhattan’s Freedom Tower is formally unveiled.