1827 - The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for commercial transportation of people and freight.
1911 - Thomas A. Edison, Inc. was organized.
1940 - The first televised basketball game was shown. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh from Madison Square Gardens in New York.
1854 - The Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI.
1983 - "M*A*S*H" became the most watched television program in history when the final episode aired.
1984 - Michael Jackson won seven Grammy awards.