1664 - New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded.
1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.
1861 - Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia.
1869 - Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant officially became the Vodoo Queen in San Francisco, CA.
1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.
1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League.
1940 - TV cameras were used for the first time in a political convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA.
1953 - John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announced their engagement.
1962 - The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers, 9-7, after 22 innings.
1964 - The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects of smoking.
1971 - The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases.
1982 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that no president could be sued for damages connected with actions taken while serving as President of the United States.
1997 - The U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
1998 - Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 600-millionth guest.
2010 - Apple released the iPhone 4.