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1974 – Nixon resigns
1945 – Truman signs United Nations Charter
1786 – US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
1911 – Patent #1,000,000 was issued to Francis Holton for a vehicle tire
1974 – Ford is inaugurated
1969 – Manson cult kills five people
1945 – Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
1898 – Rudolf Diesel of France was granted patent #608,845 for an “internal combustion engine” the Diesel engine
1846 – Smithsonian Institution created
1981 – Pete Rose sets National League hits record
1977 – Son of Sam arrested
1937 – First-ever electric guitar patent awarded to the Electro String Corporation
1909 – The FORD trademark registered by the Ford Motor Corporation
1934 – Federal prisoners land on Alcatraz
1973 – American Graffiti opens
2014 – Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams dies at 63
1984 – Reagan jokes about bombing Russia
1942 – Hedy Markey received a patent for a secret communication system
1990 – Skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered
1961 – East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
1981 – IBM introduces its first Personal Computer (PC & PC-DOS version 1.0)
1930 – Clarence Birdseye patented a method for packaging frozen foods