1792—Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented.
1865—Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas.
1875—1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St. Louis 0.
1890—Louisiana legalized prize fighting.
1908—George Bernard Shaw’s “Getting Married” premieres in London.
1915—Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.1)
1921—National Hospital Day 1st observed.
1925—Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament.
1932—Body of kidnapped son of Charles Lindbergh is found in Hopewell, NJ.
1934—“Cocktails for Two” by Duke Ellington hits #1.
1942—Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River.
1958—“Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Na Nu Nu” by Dicky Doo and The Don’ts hits #40.
1963—Bob Dylan walks out of the “Ed Sullivan Show”
1968—“March of Poor” under Rev. Abernathy reach Washington, DC.
1978—US Commerce Department says hurricane names will no longer be only
1989—“Entertainment Tonight” makes 2,000th TV performance.
1993—Last broadcast of “Cheers” on NBC-TV.
1997—Tornado narrowly misses downtown Miami.
2003—Fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers bring the Texas Legislature to a
standstill by going into hiding in a dispute with a Republican
congressional redistricting plan.