1631—John Winthrop is elected 1st Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1652—Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal.
1852—Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school.
1897—American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of
4 triples in 1 game.
1912—Perry Como’s birthday.
1916—US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft.
1917—US passes Selective Service Act.
1927—Ritz Hotel opens in Boston.
1933—Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams.
1951—UN moves headquarters to NYC.
1956—Mickey Mantle hits home run from both sides of plate for record 3rd time.
1963—“If You Wanna Be Happy” by Jimmy Soul hits #1.
1967—Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London.
1968—Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe through the Tulips” was released. It was
originally a number one hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.
1971—4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3.
1974—“Streak” by Ray Stevens hits #1.
1977—Nightclub in Cinncinnati fire kills 164.
1983—Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal
aliens legal status under an amnesty program..
1997—Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic.
1998—United States vs. Microsoft: The United States Department of
Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
2014—Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage.