1703—1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia.
1832—South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification.
1871—National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
1874—Joseph F. Glidden patents barbed wire.
1903—Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter.
1932—In Washington, DC, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as FBI Crime Center)
1934—SN Behrman’s “Rain from Heaven” premieres in NYC.
1944—US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo.
1950—“Guys & Dolls” opens at 46th St. Theater NYC of 1200 performances.
1950—US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea.
1954—Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened.
1955—1st test flight of Fokker’s F-27 Friendship.
1964—For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, DC permitted to vote.
1971—Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000.
1979—US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.
1986—Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year.
1993—Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales.
1996—Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship.
2014—A 12-year old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.
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