1846—US declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins.
1888—DeWolf Hooper 1st recites “Casey at Bat”
1905—James J.Jeffries retires as boxing champion.
1918—1s US airmail stamps issued (24 cents)
1940—Winston Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil,
tears & sweat.
1942—Helicopter makes 1st cross-country flight.
1947—US Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions.
1950—Diner’s club issues its 1st credit cards.
1954—“Pajama Game” opens at St. James Theater NYC for 1063 performances.
1955—Micky Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463 feet.
1958—Rioters attack US VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela.
1958—Stan Musial is 8th baseball player to get 3,000 hits.
1959—Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle last airs on NBC-TV.
1965—Rolling Stones record “Satisfaction.”
1970—Beatles movie “Let it Be” premieres.
1978—Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels.
1982—Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy.
1991—Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0.
1992—3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time.
1993—CBS’ Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands.
1996—OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict.
2012—49 dismembered bodies are found on a Mexican highway as part of
the Mexican drug war.