1842—Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts.
1864—American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties.
1906—International Radio Telecommunications Com adopts “SOS” as new call for help.
1910—Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.
1919—Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week.
1927—1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner, Wisc)
1932—Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered.
1934—“Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show.
1944—US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island.
1955—RCA Victor’s best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo, Miss.
1957—Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry.”
1961—Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues.
1963—American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
1970—20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins.
1980—Georgia tanker at Pilottown, La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to link.
1985—Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens.
1989—Kirby Puckett signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twin contract.
1996—OJ Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is “absolutely not true.”
2008—YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.
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