1784 – The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.
1952 – NBC’s “Today” show premiered.
1954 – Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months.
1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator. The new company was called the American Motors Corporation.
1960 – Elvis Presley was promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army.
1967 – The first Human Be-in, a prelude to San Francisco’s ‘Summer of Love’, took place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
1970 – Diana Ross performed for the last time with the Supremes during a show in Las Vegas.
1972 – Elvis Presley reportedly drew the largest audience for a single TV show to that time when he presented a live, worldwide concert from Honolulu. (Image: amazon.co.uk)
1972 – NBC-TV debuted “Sanford & Son”.
1973 – The Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII and became the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season.