1647—Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony.
1647—Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1781—Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia.
1805—Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains.
1861—US Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South.
1869—Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1887—Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state.
1896—Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1906—Archaeological Institute of America forms.
1924—President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration.
1930—Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution.
1937—San Francisco Bay’s Golden Gate Bridge opens.
1946—Patent filed in US for H-Bomb.
1959—Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th.
1972—US President Nixon & Soviet leader Brezhnev sign SALT accord.
1978—1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City.
1984—US President Ronald Reagan rules out US military intervention in Iran-Iraq war.
1987—US Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail.
1998—Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton.
2004—The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
2012—Pope Benedict XVI’s butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents.Share: