1847 - William Clayton invented the odometer.
1888 - Charles Sherrill of the Yale track team became the first runner to use the crouching start for a fast break in a foot race.
1926 - The airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.
1932 - The infant body of Charles and Anna Lindbergh's son was found just a few miles from the Lindbergh home near Hopewell, NJ.
1978 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women.
1992 - Four suspects were arrested in the beating of trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the Los Angeles riots.
2008 - In the U.S., the price for a one-ounce First-Class stamp increased from 41 to 42 cents.