1493—Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas.
1639—First printing press in America.
1775—American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured.
1789—US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1867—Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard University in Washington, DC.
1890—Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)
1911—Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park.
1919—US president Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers.
1926—9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagan at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York.
1926—Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week.
1933—1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia.
1941—Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years.
1962—Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title.
1965—“Do I Hear a Waltz?” closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 220 performances.
1973—3-man crew of Skylab make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days.
1978—PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die.
1986—Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court.
1997—Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case.
2013—Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America’s Cup.
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