1569 – England’s first state lottery was held.
1770 – The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London.
1878 – In New York, milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time by Alexander Campbell.
1902 – “Popular Mechanics” magazine was published for the first time.
1913 – The first sedan-type car was unveiled at the National Automobile Show in New York City. The car was manufactured by the Hudson Motor Company.
1922 – At Toronto General Hospital, Leonard Thompson became the first person to be successfully treated with insulin.
1935 – Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1958 – “Seahunt” with Lloyd Bridges (father of Jeff and Beau Bridges) debuted on CBS-TV. The show was aired on the network for four years. (Image: mycomicshop.com)
1964 – U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said that smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard.
1973 – Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis.
1992 – Paul Simon began a concert tour in South Africa. He was the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott.