1664 – 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)
1754 – Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville.
1830 – US Congress authorizes native Indians to be removed from all states to the western prairie.
1889 – Edouard and Andre Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company.
1892 – Sierra Club forms by John Muir in San Francisco, for conservation of nature.
1923 – Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.
1923 – US unemployment has nearly ended.
1928 – Dodge Brothers Inc. & Chrysler Corp merged.
1940 – Irving Berlin’s musical “Louisiana Purchase” premieres in NYC.
1952 – Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park’s Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steer roller coaster in North America.
1953 – Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”
1956 – President Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.
1957 – National League approves Brooklyn Dodgers’ & NY Giants’ baseball teams to move to west coast.
1959 – Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets 7 Project 7 astronauts.
1962 – Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio.
1968 – American Baseball League announces it is splitting into 2 divisions.
1972 – White House “plumbers” break into Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate in Washington, D.C.
1987 – 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci.
1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
2006 – Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish, Jr. wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)Share: