1660 John Milton’s books were burned in London, because of the author’s attacks on King Charles II More ...
1665 "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is first play performed in N America (Acomac, Va) More ...
1667 Earliest recorded hurricane in US (Jamestown Virginia) More ...
1783 First hydrogen balloon flight (unmanned); reaches 2953 feet altitude More ...
1855 Clara Barton becomes the first female federal employee to achieve equal status More ...
1858 The first cabled news dispatch was sent to, and published by, "The New York Sun" newspaper. The story was about China meeting the peace demands of England and France
1859 The first commercial oil well was pumping out 20 barrels of crude oil a day at Titusville, PA More ...
1883 Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons More ...
1889 Charles G. Conn of Elkhart, IN patented the metal clarinet More ...
1889 Boxer Jack Dempsey was defeated for the first time More ...
1897 Roger Bresnahan debuts as Washington Senator pitcher (later HOF catcher) More ...
1910 Washington Senator Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit More ...
1911 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0 More ...
1912 Tarzan was born, or rather, came to life on this day More ...
1913 Lt Peter Nestrov performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev More ...
1913 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken applies to patent all-purpose zipper
1917 Indians set club record by stealing eight bases in a game
1918 Christy Mathewson resigns as Reds manager to accept a commission as a captain in chemical warfare branch of Army
1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Co of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise More ...
1927 Parks College, America's oldest aviation school, opens More ...
1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact, where 60 nations agree to outlaw war More ...
1932 John M. Miller, at the National Air Races did a perfect loop-the-loop in his autogyro More ...
1933 Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle More ...
1937 George E.T. Eyston sets world auto speed record at 345.49 MPH More ...
1937 Brooklyn Dodger Fred Frankhouse no-hits Cincinnati, 5-0 in 7 2/3 inning game
1938 Yankees Monte Pearson no-hits Indians 13-0, DiMaggio hits 3 triples More ...
1939 Singer Allan Jones recorded "I’m Falling in Love with Someone" More ...
1939 Erich Warsitz makes first jet-propelled flight (in a Heinkel He-178) More ...
1940 Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan) More ...
1945 US troops land in Japan after Japanese surrender More ...
1949 "Some Enchanted Evening" by Perry Como topped the charts More ...
1950 First transmission of a TV program from continental Europe shown on BBC
1950 President Truman ordered the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike More ...
1953 "Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released
1955 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart More ...
1955 "Guinness Book of World Records" 1st published
1955 Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts More ...
1958 Clark Griffith says Senators will probably accept offer to move to Minnesota
1959 First ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island More ...
1960 "It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley topped the charts More ...
1962 Mariner 2 launched; first probe to fly by Venus More ...
1965 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
1966 "Summer in the City" by Lovin' Spoonful topped the charts More ...
1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 inning consecutive errorless streak
1974 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat More ...
1975 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
1977 Toby Harrah & Bump Wills hit back-to-back inside-the-park-homers off Yankee Ken Clay More ...
1977 "Best of My Love" by the Emotions topped the charts More ...
1978 Reds Joe Morgan is first to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases More ...
1978 Yankee Catfish Hunter's 6-2 win gives him a perfect 6-0 in August
1981 Divers begin to recover a safe found aboard the Andrea Doria More ...
1982 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark More ...
1982 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth More ...
1983 "Every Breath You Take" by The Police topped the charts More ...
1984 President Reagan announces the Teacher in Space project More ...
1985 20th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 6 launched More ...
1988 "Monkey" by George Michael topped the charts More ...
1988 Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Philadelphia, 4-2
1990 Brewers-Blue Jays game is delayed 35 minutes due to gnats
1994 "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men topped the charts More ...
2003 Mars came within 34,646,437 miles of Earth More ...
2008 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
2009 New dinosaur species was discovered in Australia by paleontologists on a sheep farm in Queensland
2012 First interplanetary human voice recording is broadcast from the Mars Rover Curiosity