Today in 1850,Vice President Millard Fillmore assumed the Presidency, following the death of President Taylor.
Today in 1900,"His Master's Voice,"was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog Nipper looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
Today in 1913,the highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees – in Death Valley, California.
Today in 1938,Howard Hughes completed his flight around the world. It took him 91 hours to complete the trip.
Today in 1951,Sugar Ray Robinson was defeated for only the second time in 133 fights as Randy Turpin took the middleweight crown.
Today in 1962,the "Telstar"communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and the U.S.
Today in 1985,responding to the bad public response and sagging sales of the"new" formula,Coca-Cola announced that it would return to selling their old formula under the name "Classic Coke."
Today in 1985,the Greenpeace ship, "Rainbow Warrior,"was sunk and a photographer killed, while in New Zealand to protest French nuclear tests in the South Pacific.
Today in 1989,Mel Blanc, the "man of a thousand voices," including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig,died in Los Angeles at the age of 81.
Today in 1990,the American League shut out the National League, 2-to-0, in the 61st All-Star game.
Today in 1992,in Miami, a federal judge sentenced former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to 40 years in prison. He was convicted of drug and racketeering charges.
Today in 1992,a jury in New York found Pan Am responsible for allowing a terrorist to destroy Flight 103 in 1988, killing 270 people. How could that be? The jury felt that the airline’s security measures were lax.
Today in 1993,Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki became the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.
Today in 1998,the Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4-million to nine former altar boys who said a priest had molested them.
Today in 1999,the United Stateswomen's soccer team won the World Cup,beating China 5-to-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Today in 2015,the Confederate flag was taken down for the last time from South Carolina Capitol grounds one day after the state legislature ordered it removed.
Today in 2018,The final 4 boys and their coach were rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped there for 18 days by monsoon flooding