1787 – Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 – The first smallpox vaccination was given by Edward Jenner.
1804 – William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group.
1853 – Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk.
1878 – The name Vaseline was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough.
1897 – Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph.
1948 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end. Over the next few days after the declaration, armies of Egypt, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, and Syria engaged Israeli troops inside the area of what had just ceased to be Mandatory Palestine, thereby starting the 1948 Arab Israeli War.
1973 – Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station.
1985 – Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s restaurant became the first fast-food business museum. It is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.
1998 – Frank Sinatra died after a heart attack at the age of 82.
1998 – The final episode of the TV series “Seinfeld” aired after nine years on NBC. (Image: Uproxx)
2005 – The art exhibit “Gumby and Friends: The First 50 Years” opened at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, California.