1752—1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
1792—Columbia river discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray.
1850—Work begins on 1st brick building in San Francisco.
1858—Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state.
1904—Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace debate.
1907—Bank of San Francisco incorporated.
1924—Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimier and Karl Benz
merging the two companies.
1928—General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
1942—William Faulkner’s collection of short stories, Go Down, Moses,
1947—BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron, Ohio)
1956—Elvis Presley’s 1st entry on UK charts with “Heartbreak Hotel”
1959—“Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb” by Byrnes and Connie Stevens hits #4.
1960—The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
1963—“Puff (The Magic Dragon)” by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2.
1967—100,000,000 US phone connected.
1980—Pete Rose, 30, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies.
1987—1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
1989—President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama.
1996—Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die.
2009—An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center
at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3