1864 – John S. Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln.
1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston.
1885 – Special delivery mail service begins in US.
1890 – Congress establishes Weather Bureau.
1903 – 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
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.
1931 – The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
1932 – World Series moves to Chicago. In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers.
1940 – Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens.
1942 – Little Golden Books (children’s books) begins publishing.
1948 – California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages.
1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres.
1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.
1961 – Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)
1964 – WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1972 – Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida.
1982 – EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida.
1992 – Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race.
2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.
2013 – A partial United States federal governmental shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending.Share: