1498—Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America.
1806—Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson’s wife of bigamy.
1821—James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose.
1848—William G. Young patents ice cream freezer.
1908—1st federal workmen’s compensation law approved.
1911—1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH.
1932—Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins.
1933—Patent on invisible glass installation.
1942—Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1.
1946—United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die.
1948—A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.
1956—Mickey Mantle misses by 18″ hitting 1st HR out of Yankee Stadium.
1961—Roger Maris hits 10th and 11th of 61 HRs.
1964—Beatles “Love Me Do” single goes #1.
1977—Cleveland Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0.
1981—“Nightline” extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday).
1989—Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman’s house.
1992—NY Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#’s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
1996—John Tesh’s final day as host of “Entertainment Tonight”
2000—35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins.Share: