1825 – Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the rights for $400.
1866 – The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves.
1898 – The Canadian Yukon Territory was organized.
1912 – Captain Albert Berry made the first successful parachute jump from an airplane in Jefferson, Mississippi.
1920 – The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post.
1927 – Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
1927 – For the first time, an American Flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty.
1944 – Marvin Camras patented the wire recorder.
1964 – The Rolling Stones made a television appearance on “Hollywood Palace.” The was show hosted
by Dean Martin.
1967 – Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1975 – John Lennon made his last TV appearance to sing “Imagine”.
1983 – The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system. It was launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.