1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean.
1785 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people.
1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederacy.
1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials begin in Federal District Court in South Carolina.
1895 – America’s 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner averages 7 MPH.
1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio, Nashville, Tn.
1932 – Groucho Marx performed on radio for 1st time.
1933 – A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis.
1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV.
1953 – “Wish You Were Here” closes at Imperial Theater NYC for 597 performances.
1957 – Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award.
1960 – CBS radio expands hourly news coverage from 5 to 10 minutes.
1963 – 1st million copy record prior to release “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
1971 – “Me Nobody Knows” closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances.
1975 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcast, air their last live episodes.
1986 – OPEC reaches oil production accord.
1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.
1997 – Final episode of “Beavis & Butt-head” on MTV.
2010 – 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win.
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