1634—The colony of Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony.
1759—The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
1790—US copyright law enacted.
1837—Astor Hotel opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria.
1861—Mint at New Orleans closes.
1870—E.J. DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement.
1878—US Congress accepts decrease in dollar circulation.
1884—Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents “flaked cereal”
1907—Taxis 1st began running in NYC.
1910—Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC.
1913—17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified.
1929—Atlantic City Convention Center opens.
1935—Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat.
1943—“Archie” comic strip 1st broadcast on radio.
1955—US Supreme Court orders school integration “with all deliberate speed”
1958—Dick Dale invents “surf music” with “Let’s To Trippin”
1968—American movie star Jimmy Stewart retires from the Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan.
1969—“Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens peaks at #8.
1982—“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” opens at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances.
1992—5th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000.
2005—Mark Felt, former FBI high ranking official revealed as “Deep Throat” source during Watergate investigations in “Vanity Fair” article.Share: