1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston.
1880 – John Phillip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band.
1885 – Special delivery of mail service begins in US.
1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time.
1890 – Congress establishes Weather Bureau.
1893 – 3rd worse hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi).
1903 – 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox).
1907 – Plaza Hotel (5th Avenue & 59th Street, NY) opens.
1907 – A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis.
1908 – Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825).
1937 – Pullman Co. formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
1942 – Little Golden Books (children’s books) begin publishing.
1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres.
1961 – Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stafford).
1964 – WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1971 – Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida.
1986 – President Carter’s presidential library/museum dedicated in Atlanta.
1992 – Cartoon Cable Network premieres.
2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.
2013 – A partial United States federal government shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending.
2015 – Cargo ship El Faro goes missing with 33 crew during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas.Share: