1756 – Britain declared war on France, beginning the French and Indian War, eventually leading to France’s losing Canada following the battle on the Plains of Abraham in 1759.
1875 – The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, Kentucky.
1971 – The musical “Godspell” opened in New York City and ran for 2,124 performances.
1985 – Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of “Dallas” on CBS-TV. He returned the following season.
1993 – Barry Manilow appeared on the CBS-TV’s “Murphy Brown”.
1998 – New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game.
1999 – Alex Trebek received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Image: Baltimore Sun)
2001 – The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp based on Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip. (34 cent image)