1806—Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
1848—Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam.
1852—Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day.
1867—Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial.
1886—Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke.
1912—Capt. Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”
1919—Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic.
1932—Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan’s New York interview program.
1945—Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years.
1951—“King & I” opens at St. James Theater NYC for 1246 performances.
1951—Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of spying.
1959—“Some like it Hot”, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released.
1962—Jack Paar’s final appearance on the “Tonight Show”
1963—Final episode of soap opera “Young Doctor Malone”
1971—1st Lt. William L. Calley, Jr. found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre..
1976—48th Academy Awards- “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins.
1982—44th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62.
1984—NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis.
1987—Wrestlemania III- 93,173 watch Hulk Hogan beat Andre the Giant.
1994—Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys.
1997—1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
1999—The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 – above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
2013—American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2014 Dubai World Cup.Share: