70——-Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Roman army.
1779—John Adams negotiates Revolutionary was peace terms with Britain.
1787—Constitution submitted to states for ratification.
1852—George L. Aiken’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” premieres in Troy, NY.
1855—George F. Bristow’s “Rip Van Winkle”, 2nd American opera, opens in NYC.
1864—Jesse James’ gang surprise attack train: 150 killed.
1892—Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company.
1908—Henry Ford’s first Ford Model T automobile leaves the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
1909—US President Taft sets aside some 3 million acres of oil-rich public land (including Teapot Dome, Wyoming) for conservation purposes.
1910—1st test flight of a twin-engine airplane (France)
1912—W.C. Handy publishes “Memphis Blues” 1st Blues Song, 1912.
1919—Democratic National Committee votes to allow female members.
1937—1st Santa Claus Training School opens (Albion, NY)
1954—Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres.
1963—At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000.
1979—US Congress’ final approval to create Department of Education.
1982—John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show.
1988—Senate votes for major federal tax code changes.
1998—Google is launched.
2008—Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (# 355)
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