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1901 – First barrel ride down Niagara Falls
1861 – Western Union completes the first transcontinental telegraph line
1945 – The United Nations is formally established
1836 – Alonzo Phillips patented a friction match.
1881 – Pablo Picasso born
1971 РThe U.N. seats the People’s Republic of China and expels Taiwan
1980 – AC/DC earn their first Top 40 hit
1994 – Susan Smith reports a false carjacking to cover her murder
1960 – The musical play “Camelot” by Loewe and Lerner was copyright registered
1881 – Shootout at the OK Corral
1776 – Benjamin Franklin sets sail for France
1984 – Infant receives baboon heart
2001 – George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act
1928 – The novel “Peter Pan” by James Barrie was copyright registered
1659 – Quakers executed for religious beliefs
1873 – Joseph Glidden applies for a patent on his barbed wire design
1904 – New York City subway opens
1992 – Nintendo of America copyright registered the configuration of its hand-held game machine.
1994 – U.S. prison population exceeds one million
2004 – Red Sox win first championship since 1918
1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated
1919 – Congress enforces prohibition
1965 – Gateway Arch completed
1998 – President Bill Clinton signs the Digital Millennium Copyright Act into law
1879 – William Lincoln was issued a patent for a lamp