1850 – US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%)
1880 – 1st town to claim to be completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, Indiana)
1909 – Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years.
1918 – 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect.
1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
1932 – Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine.
1933 – Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps.
1943 – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” premieres in NYC.
1945 – US artillery lands on Keise Shima/begins firing on Okinawa.
1955 – US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington closes Chase National (3rd largest bank) & Bank of Manhattan Company (15th largest bank) merge to form Chase Manhattan.
1958 – US Navy forms atomic submarine division.
1965 – US orders first combat troops to Vietnam.
1968 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces in an address to the nation that he will not seek re-election.
1968 – President Johnson authorizes a troop surge in Vietnam, bringing the total number of US soldiers to a peak of 549,500.
1970 – Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee.
1975 – John Wooden’s final game, UCLA wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 years.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry.
1989 – Donald Trump purchases Eastern’s Northeast Shuttle.
2009 – “Boom Boom Pow” single released by The Black Eyed Peas (Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2010, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)Share: