1630—John Withrop begins “History of New England”
1721—South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony.
1849—Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
1861—Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army.
1909—Frank “Home Run” Baker’s 1st career home run.
1912—15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break.
1916—Official flag of president of US adopted.
1919—Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster.
1922—US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws.
1942—Bing Crosby records “White Christmas,” greatest selling record to date.
1960—Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” hits #1.
1968—US Truth in Lending Act signed into law.
1973—Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
1976—“One Piece At a Time” by Johnny Cash hits #29.
1978—US 1st class postage rises to 15 cent.
1980—Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of the year.
1987—Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man’s remains.
1990—Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb’s record.
2001—U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2004—The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
2014—President Obama approves US military training of “moderate” Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups.Share: