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1835 – The first resolution formally creating the Texas Rangers is approved
1931 – Capone goes to prison
1974 – Benji debuts
1989 – Earthquake rocks San Francisco
1961 – “HOT ROCKS” Candy was trademark registered
1867 – U.S. takes possession of Alaska
1933 – R. Buckminster Fuller tries to patent his Dymaxion Car
1898 – U.S. takes control of Puerto Rico
1931 – Thomas A. Edison dies
1781 – Victory at Yorktown
1985 – First Blockbuster store opens
1982 – John DeLorean is arrested for drug dealing
1953 – Ray Bradbury’s novel, “Fahrenheit 451” was copyright registered. “Fahrenheit 451” was based on Bradbury’s earlier short story called “The Fireman.”
1944 – Natural gas explosions rock Cleveland
1947 – Congress investigates Reds in Hollywood
1977 – Plane crashes in Mississippi, killing 3 members of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd
1904 – The song “Yankee Doodle Boy” was copyright registered
1797 – USS Constitution launched
1910 – A bomb explodes in the Los Angeles Times building
1940 – Ernest Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls
1958 – Tater Tots were trademark registered.
1959 – Guggenheim Museum opens in New York City