1784 - The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.
1800 – John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.
1851 - The New York Knickerbockers became the first baseball team to wear uniforms.
1871 - Jesse James, then 24, and his gang robbed the Obocock bank in Corydon, Iowa. They stole $15,000.
1932 - Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs.
1959 - The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
1965 - Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.
1974 - Charles Colson, an aide to U.S. President Richard Nixon, pled guilty to obstruction of justice.
1991 - Mount Unzen in southern Japan erupted killing 40 people.
2003 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The bat he was using was a corked bat.