1848 – Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill, Coloma, California by James W. Marshall.
1899 – The US patent (#618128) for a rubber ‘safety heel’ was issued to Humphrey O’Sullivan
1922 – The ‘Eskimo Pie’, an ice cream centre covered in chocolate, was patented (#1404539) by Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa.
1935 – The 1st beer in a can – ‘Krueger Cream Ale’ is sold by the Kruger Brewing Company.
1950 – A microwave oven patent (#2495429) was issued to Percy LeBaron Spencer under the title ‘Method of Treating Foodstuffs’.
1963 – Buddy Rogers and Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWWF wrestling champ and Thesz becomes NWA champion.
1984 – Apple Computer unveiled the Macintosh personal computer.
1995- Live coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial began. Day-time network soap operas were pre-empted for almost nine months.
2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially began operation.
2014 – I, Frankensein debuted in theaters.