1776 – Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor.
1863 – Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa.
1891 – US National Forest Service organized.
1906 – US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce.
1916 – Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time.
1927 – 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii.
1936 – Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines.
1940 – US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register.
1949 – US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II.
1956 – US Federal interstate highway system act signed.
1964 – Civil right Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate.
1968 – “Tip-Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me” by Tiny Tim peaks at #17.
1972 – Supreme Court rules (5-4) that death penalty is cruel & unusual.
1979 – San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium.
1982 – Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.
1986 – Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues.
1994 – US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees.
2002 – US Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
2016 – US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter lifts Pentagon’s ban on transgendered people serving in the US armed forces.Share: