1542—Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay.
1687—Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA.
1779—American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
1787—Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval.
1850—US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment.
1867—The United States takes control of Midway Island.
1904—Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC.
1928—1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack’s Gully Jumpers)
1936—Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game.
1941—Ted Williams ended the baseball season with a .406 batting average.
1944—1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
1949—“My Friend Irma” is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.
1955—WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting.
1957—“Honeycomb,” by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1.
1960—“Millionaire” last airs on CBS-TV.
1961—“Doctor Kildaire” debuts on NBC-TV.
1972—David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall.
1974—“I’m A Ramblin’ Man” by Waylan Jennings peaks at #75.
1982—1st report appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules.
1990—Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.
1997—Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting.
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