1664—1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)Share:
1774—1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)
1818—1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched.
1863—1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War.
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.
1926—US Customs Court created by congress.
1928—Dodge Brothers Inc & Chrysler Corp merge.
1929—1st all color talking picture “On With the Show” exhibited (NYC)
1940—Irving Berlin’s musical “Louisiana Purchase” premieres in NYC.
1956—Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.
1962—US stock market drops $20.8 Billion in 1 day.
1972—White House “plumbers” break into Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate.
1987—Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta.
1995—“An Inspector Calls” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances.
1996—U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
1997—Tornado in Jarrell, Texas kills at least 28.
2006—Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list.