Ted Turner 1938
- 1863 - U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
- 1928 - "Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the first time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.
- 1954 - Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
- 1969 - Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made man's second landing on the moon.
- 2002 - The U.S. government completed its takeover of security at 424 airports nationwide.
- 2007 - The Amazon Kindle was first released.