1874 – The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized as an elephant in a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper’s Weekly.
1876 – The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by Albert H. Hook.
1918 – During World War I, a false report through the United Press announced that an armistice had been signed.
1929 – The Museum of Modern Art in New York City opened to the public.
1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first (and only) person to win a fourth term as president.
1963 – The comedy “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” premiered in Hollywood.
1963 – Elston Howard, of the New York Yankees, became the first black player to be named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.
1965 – The “Pillsbury Dough Boy” debuted in television commercials. (Image: Pillsbury)
1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
1973 – New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.
1991 – The musical revival of “Brigadoon” opened in New York.
1999 – Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.
2000 – Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president’s wife to win public office. The state of New York elected her to the U.S. Senate (New York).