1657—First autopsy & coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in Maryland.
1789—US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution.
1789—US Attorney General Office is created.
1789—President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice.
1789—US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court.
1890—President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned.
1908—Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1.
1924—Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport.
1928—Cohan/Lardner’s musical “Elmer the Great” premieres in NYC.
1935—Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.
1948—The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1954—Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
1958—Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC.
1968—“60 Minutes” premieres on CBS-TV.
1976—“Oh! Calcutta!” opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5959 performances.
1979—CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service.
1982—Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26.
1991—Deon Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns.
2005—Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
2007—“The Big Bang Theory” created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS.
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