1492—Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain.
1636—Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded.
1646—First Protestant church assembly for American Indians (Massachusetts)
1790—New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000.
1793—Eli Whitney applies for patent on cotton gin.
1882—Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association.
1886—Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City.
1900—After over 5 months, second Olympic games in Paris, France, close.
1904—St. Louis police try a new investigation method—fingerprints.
1921—First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
1922—First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.
1929—Dow Jones plummets 38.33 points (13%) to 260.64.
1941—“How Green Was My Valley” based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)
1954—Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Ernest Hemingway.
1959—Buffalo Bills enter AFL.
1965—Gateway Arch (630′ high) completed in St. Louis, Missouri.
1975—Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games.
1988—Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library.
1997—NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league.
2005—Plame affair: Lewis Libby, Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, is indicted in the Valerie Plame case. Libby resigns later that day.
2014—Kansas City Royals defeat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 in the 6th game to tie the 2014 World Series 3-3.
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