1610 First Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
1639 First American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
1652 In Boston, John Hull opens the first mint in America
1692 First Salem witch hanging http://tinyurl.com/3jr7zc8
1720 Mrs. Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
1752 Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm [History.com http://tinyurl.com/3u7r7hr ]
1775 John Adams proposes a Continental Army, that the men laying seize to Boston should be considered a regular standing army, despite most of the men were from militia assemblies. He would further propose George Washington lead the Continental Army.
1760 NY passes first effective law regulating practice of medicine
1768 British customs officials seize John Hancock’s ship, “The Liberty”, on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier
1793 First public zoo opens in Paris
1801 Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute. Known as the First Barbary War, pirates of North Africa takes on the US and Sweden: Infogalactic http://tinyurl.com/ycpn27dd
1809 First US steamboat to a make an ocean voyage leaves NY for Phila
1846 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
1847 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1848 First telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
1854 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
1869 ‘Agnes’ arrives in New Orleans with first ever shipment of frozen beef [How they did it: http://tinyurl.com/ychl5qex%5D
1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1902 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
1907 France and Japan sign an agreement to maintain the independence and integrity of China, equality for all nations in trading with China, and the status quo in the Far East
1908 First flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
1916 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman Turks
1924 First political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
1925 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena.
1932 First demonstration of artificial lightning Pittsfield Mass
1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10,600
1933 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.
1935 Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith’s last drink)
1939 MGM cartoon character Barney Bear debuts
1940 Italy declares war on France & Britain during WW II
1940 Norway surrenders to Nazis
1940 Canada declares war on Italy.
1943 FDR becomes first US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
1944 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
1952 US President Harry Truman expresses a desire to nationalize the steel industry
1953 Eisenhower rejects calls for U.S. “isolationism” He maintained that the US should have a strong defensive capability to deter communism. http://tinyurl.com/yb52y5jk
1955 First separation of virus into component parts reported
1963 US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy
1966 Beatles “Paperback Writer” is released in UK
1966 Beatles record “Rain” first to use reverse tapes
1966 Janis Joplin’s first live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF) pbs.org American Masters Timeline: Janis Joplin Life and Career http://tinyurl.com/y97bt232 ***
1966 Mamas & Papas win gold record for “Monday, Monday”
1967 15,000 attend Fantasy Faire & Magic Mountain Music Festival, Calif
1967 Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq & Egypt end “6-Day War” with UN help
1967 USSR drops diplomatic relations with Israel
1968 “Danny Thomas Hour” last airs on NBC-TV
1972 Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC’s Madison Square Garden
1975 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1976 67,000 fans attends Wings concert at Seattle’s Kingdome
1977 Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers Wiki: The original retail price of the computer was US $1298 (with 4 kB of RAM) and US $2638 (with the maximum 48 kB of RAM).
1977 James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King’s killer) escapes from prison
1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial’s NL record of 3,630 hits
1984 US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time
1985 Coca Cola announces they’d bring back their 99-year-old formula
1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
1989 “Tales From The Crypt” TV Anthology debuts on HBO
1991 David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV
1991 Mother of All Parades-NYC welcomes Desert Storm troops
1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip speed: 233-450mHz
1999 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
2003 The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission
2007 “The Sopranos” series finale on HBO (infamous “cut to black” ending) History.com “Almost 12 million people tune in for the series finale of HBO’s critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning Mob-family drama The Sopranos on this day in 2007.”
***Bonus Video: Janis Joplin’s “Summertime”: