1682—William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York.
1774—Minute Men organized in colonies.
1787—“Federalist Papers” published, calls for ratification of United States’ Constitution.
1810—US annexes western Florida.
1858—Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine.
1876—President sends federal troops to South Carolina.
1881—Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.
1900—After 4 years of work, first section of New York subway opens.
1927—Duke Ellington sings “Creole Love Song”
1940—The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
1949—US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents.
1954—Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine.
1954—Walt Disney’s 1st television program, “Disneyland”, premieres on ABC.
1962—JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba.
1970—“Doonesbury” comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
1982—Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards.
1988—Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 months advisory service.
2001—The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2012—Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage.Share: