1776 - Continental Congress authorizes the name "US"
1839 - John Herschel takes the 1st glass plate photograph
1850 - Territory of New Mexico Territory of Utah created.
1850 - California becomes the 31st state
1867 - Luxembourg gains independence.
1875 - Lotta's Fountain (Kearny & Market) dedicated
1880 - President Hayes visits SF
1892 - E.E.Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea 5th Jupiter moon
1926 - NBC created by RCA
1927 - Tony Lazzeri Day at Yankee Stadium
1932 - Frank Crosetti ties record strikes out twice in 1 inning
1936 - Yanks clinch 8th pennant
1942 - 1st bombing on continental US soil Mount Emily Or (WW2)
1943 - Italy surrenders to the Allies
1944 - Allied forces liberate Luxembourg.
1944 - Bulgaria liberated from Nazi control (National Day).
1950 - 1st use of TV laugh track - Hank McCune
1960 - 4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13 Boston 10).
1965 - Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter a perfect game vs Cubs
1967 - 1st successful test flight of a Saturn V.s
1971 - John Lennon releases the "Imagine" album
1975 - Viking 2 launched toward orbit around Mars soft landing.
1976 - Chinese communist party chairman Mao TseTung dies at 82
1977 - 1st TRS-80 computer sold.
1978 - The 3rd game of the Boston Massacre Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
1982 - Conestoga I 1st private rocket is launched