1839 – The U.S. Congress prohibited dueling in the District of Columbia.
1872 – Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine that manufactured paper bags.
1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.
1872 – Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley patented the toothpick manufacturing machine.
1933 – The U.S. House of Representatives completed congressional action on the amendment to repeal Prohibition.
1952 – “The African Queen” with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn opened at the Capitol Theatre in New York City.
1962 – John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. (Image: Worn & Wound)
1965 – Ranger 8 crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of its surface.
1987 – After 11 years, David Hartman left ABC’s “Good Morning America”.