1851 Gail Borden announced the invention of evaporated milk.
1865 the 13th amendment was approved abolishing slavery and Robert E. Lee was named commander of the Confederate armies. Here’s more on reconstruction
1874 Jesse James and his gang . pull the first train Missouri train robbery. In Gads Hill.
1917 Germany announced it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. Here’s a timeline.
1928 Scotch Tape was first marketed by the 3M company.
1936 The Green Hornet radio show was first heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit.
1945 Pvt. Eddie Slovik becomes the first American executed for desertion since the Civil War.
1948 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway and here’s more media/technology news from 1948
1949 These are My Children the first daytime TV soap opera was broadcast from the NBC station in Chicago.
1950 President Truman reveals that he ordered the Atomic Energy Commission to develop the hydrogen Bomb
1957 Elizabeth Taylor divorces #2 husband, Michael Wilding
1958 The U.S. entered the space age with the launching ofExplorer I from Cape Canaveral.
1961 Ham the Chimp become the first animal sent into space via a Mercury/Redstone capsule.
1964 US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer.
1969 The Beatles performed for the last time on the roof of Apple Headquarters for the Film Let It Be.
1984 Edwin Newman retired from NBC news after 35 years.
1988. The Wonder Years debuts.
1990 McDonald’s Corporation opens its first restaurant in Moscow.
1992 Howard Cosell does his last show on ABC radio.
1992 MTA raised tolls on most New York City NY bridges from $2.50 to $3.00 It wouldn’t be the last time.
2006: Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, retired
2006: Alan Greeenspan’s last day as head of the Federal Reserve, after 18 years. His legacy? A lot better back then than now as a "free market cheerleader".
1797 Franz Schubert composer in the shadow of Beethoven.
1872 Zane Gray Western Novelist
1902: Alva Myrdal born Swedish sociologist and Nobel prize winner.
1902: Tallulah Bankhead actress
1914- Boxer Jersey Joe Walcott
1919 Jackie Robinson 1st black major league baseball player
1923 Norman Mailer mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead) Died last year.
1923: Carol Channing (Hello Dolly) star. Revealed in 2002 that her fiather was black.
1937 Philip Glass Baltimore MD, composer (Einstein on the Beach)
1938: Beatrix Wilhelmina Argardborn Queen Regent of Netherlands