1775 – The Second Continental Congress forms Continental Marines, precursor to the United States Marine Corps.
1885 – German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world’s first motorcycle.
1898 – Race riot in Wilmington, NC (8 blacks killed)
1908 – 1st Gideon Bible placed in a hotel room.
1911 – Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corporation for scholarly and charitable works.
1920 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Heartbreak House” premieres in NYC.
1938 – Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Pearly Buck (Good Earth)
1951 – 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance.
1954 – “Marine Corps War Memorial” unveiled in Arlington County, Virginia, dedicated to US Marine Corps who died in defense of US since 1775 (inspired by 1945 Iwo Jima photo of servicemen raising US flag.
1971 – Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP.
1975 – Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career.
1976 – Utah Supreme Court approves execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore.
1983 – US Federal government shut down.
1988 – Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award winner.
1989 – Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped.
1991 – Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game.
1997 – Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served.
2012 – The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes.
2015 – Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2015 – 4th Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by “The Wall Street Journal”, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Share: