1766 – St. Paul’s Chapel in New York in consecrated.
1768 – First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock.
1896 – Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator.
1900 – First-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC.
1938 – A radio broadcast of H.G. Wells “The War of the Worlds”, narrated by Orson Welles, allegedly causes a mass panic.
1940 – Film premier of “One Night in the Tropics” first film for Abbott and Costello, Patterson, New Jersey.
1945 – Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals contract.
1945 – US government announces end of shoe rationing.
1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas.
1956 – Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961.
1960 – 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins.
1963 – Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP award.
1972 – Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago, Illinois.
1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award.
1979 – NASA launches space vehicle S-203.
1989 – Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
1996 – Exxon confirms that it is talks with state-owned Qatar General Petroleum Corporation concerning the application of new technology to convert natural gas to petroleum products.
2003 – “Wicked” premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theater starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth.
2012 – Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion.Share: