1787—-Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution.
1804—Meriwether Lewis & William Clark’s expedition commissioned by
Thomas Jefferson sets out from St. Louis Pacific Coast.
1853—Gail Borden, land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor,
patents his process for condensed milk.
1874—1st admission charge at a football game, Harvard beats
University of McGill (Montreal) 3-0.
1878—Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)
1906—Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising.
1908—1st passenger flight in an airplane.
1918—Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, DC.
1927—“Ain’t She Sweet?” hits #1 on the singles chart by Ben Bernie.
1932—“We want Beer!” parade in NY.
1942—US Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms.
1949—Harry Truman signs bill establishing a rocket test range
at Cape Canaveral.
1966—1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
1969—Last Chevrolet Corsair built.
1973—Gold hits record $102.50 an ounce in London.
1973—Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, last airs on NBC-TV.
1976—Lowell Thomas ends 46 years as radio network reporter.
1986—Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place.
1990—Dow Jones average hits a record 2,821.53.
1996—NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0.
1998—Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2 million for
2012—Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye.