1789 - U.S. President George Washington moved into Franklin House, New York. It was the first executive mansion.
1872 - Charlotte E. Ray became the first black woman lawyer.
1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version.
1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular season game in the NBA.
1997 - The Four Tops received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.