Today in 1845,the United States Naval Academy opened in Annapolis, Maryland.
Today in 1920,Bobby Wamsgans made the first unassisted triple play in a World Series.
Today in 1957,President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, the finance minister of Ghana, after the official had been refused service in a Dover, Delaware restaurant.
Today in 1967,theOuter Space Treaty took effect.Signed by 63 countries, including the US and the Soviet Union, it bans weapons tests or military bases on moons or other planets, forbids land claims in space and provides for only the peaceful use of the moon and other “celestial bodies.”
Today in 1973,Vice President Spiro T. Agnew pleaded no contest to a charge of federal income tax evasion and resigned his office.
Today in 1978,President Jimmy Carter authorized the minting of the Susan B. Anthony silver dollar.
Today in 1994,the New York Giants retired Lawrence Taylor's #56.
Today in 1995,University of Chicago professor Robert E. Lucas won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating how people's fears and expectations can frustrate policymakers' efforts to shape the economy.
Today in 1997,the major tobacco companies agreed to a settlement in the class-action suit brought against them by 60,000 present and former flight attendants, who claimed second-hand smoke in airplanes had caused them to get cancer and other diseases.
Today in 1999,six college students getting out of their cars or walking along a highway on their way to a fraternity party at Texas A-and-M University were struck and killed by a pickup truck whose driver who had fallen asleep. The driver - 18-year-old Texas A&M student Brandon Michael Kallmeyer – faced charges of criminally negligent homicide,but a grand jury opted not to indict him.
Today in 2001,President George W. Bush presented a list of the 22 most wanted terrorists.
Today in 2013,Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
Today in 2014,Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Today in 2016,actress Shailene Woodley was arrested for trespassing while protesting against proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
Today in 2018,Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a category 4 hurricane with winds of 155mph, going on to kill 27, having killed 15 in Central America.