1715: King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
1752: Liberty Bell arrives
1862: Federal tax levied
1914: The last passenger pigeon, a female named
Martha, dies in captivity
in the Cincinnati Zoo – Ohio.
1922: NYC law requires all “pool” rooms to change name to “billiards.”
1666: Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding .Lane, 80% of London is
1798: First bank robbery in the US: Bank of Pennsylvania robbed of $162,821 at Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia.
1898: Machine gun 1st
used in battle.
1930 1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to U.S.
1944: Holocaust diarist Anne Frank sent to Auschwitz concentration camp.
1833: New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper).
1916: US President Woodrow Wilson signs Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads, preventing a national railroad strike.
1935: First automobile to exceed 300mph, Malcolm Campbell powers Bluebird to 301.129mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
1951: TV soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” debuts on CBS.
1964: Wilderness Act signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1864: Bread riots in
1882: in its 1st large-scale test, Thomas Edison’s light bulb is used to light NY’s Pearl Street Station.
1888: George Eastman
patents the first roll-film camera & registers “Kodak.”
1893: English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy.
1927: Charles Lindbergh visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour.
1698: Russian Tsar Peter
the Great imposes a tax on beards.
1844: Iron ore discovered
in Minnesota’s Mesabi Mountains.
10,000 workers march in
1st Labor Day
parade in NYC
1946: Amon Göth, former head of Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp, found guilty of imprisonment,
torture, and extermination
of individuals and groups
of people, the first conviction 4of homicide at a war crimes court.
1642: English Long Parliament issues Ordinance ordering closure of London theatres including the Globe theatre, once part-owned by William Shakespeare.
1716: 1st lighthouse built in north America (Boston).
1839: Cherokee Nation unites and ratifies constitution at Tahlequah, Okla.
1909: New York Times headline announces American explorer Robert Peary had discovered the North Pole five months earlier.
1888: Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York.
1914: NY Post Office Building opens to public.
1921: In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
1935: Romantic comedy film “Page Miss Glory” starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA.
1936: Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation.
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