1850, The First Stagecoach Company is formed by Henry Wells & William Fargo, called the American Express. It’s later changed to Wells Fargo, a coast-to-coast express business.
1877, US President Rutherford B. Hayes appoints Frederik Douglass marshal of Washington, D.C.
1892, Lord Stanley donated a trophy to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. It became hockey’s championship Stanley Cup.
1931, Schick Incorporated markets the first electric dry razor by Colonel Jacob Schick in Stanford, Connecticut.
1932, Famed author John Updike was born. He died in 2009.
1949, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO for short, is established.
1953, The Boston Braves move to Milwaukee.
1959, Hawaii is admitted as the 50th state of the U.S.
1965, Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov was the first person to walk in space.
1967, “Penny Lane” by the Beatles hits Number One on the pop chart.
1974, most of the Arab oil-producing nations ended their embargo against the United States.
1989, In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops.
2001, The Mamas & the Papas founder John Phillips dies at age 65.