1794 – Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.
1901 – Utah Governor Heber M. Wells vetoed a bill that would have relaxed restrictions on polygamy.
1914 – Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12½ hours to 93 minutes.
1923 – President Harding became the first U.S. President to file an income tax report.
1964 – A Dallas jury found Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
1965 – Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS’ “Ed Sullivan Show”.
1967 – John F. Kennedy’s body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one.
1998 – Ray Charles made his first solo performance in 53 years on the television shopping network QVC. (Image: amazon.com)