1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress.
1820 – Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous.
1902 – US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million.
1926 – Mercedes Benz forms when DMG and Benz & Cie merge.
1935 – FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
1939 – Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title.
1939 – Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper).
1946 – Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians baseball games begins.
1951 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy premieres on CBS TV.
1965 – 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1971 – US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.
1975 – Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open, (Ill).
1976 – 1st female was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1982 – Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby “William”.
1987 – “Dreamgirls” opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances.
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.
2003 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland.
2015 – David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6.Share: