1672—1st copyright law enacted to Massachusetts.
1817—Opening of the first private mental hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1829—Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to John Smith.
1862—US Department of Agriculture created.
1876—2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38:25.
1905—Las Vegas Nevada founded.
1915—AT&T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders.
1918—1st airmail service (between NY & Washington, DC.)
1928—Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”
1934—US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive.
1940—McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1952—Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0.
1960—Taxes took 25% of earnings in US.
1963—Peter, Paul & Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
1969—Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court.
1981—“Harlem Globetrotters on Gillian’s Island” airs
1989—Maxwell House coffee runs ad during “Roe vs Wade” movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers.
1997—ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
2010—Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.