Booth Tarkington 1869
- 1773 - The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH.
- 1914 - The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.
- 1950 - Disney's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" was released.
- Disney movies, music and books
- 1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show." Paar was host for five years.
- 1968 - Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.
- 1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.
- 1998 - The United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues.