1775 - American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that "the Regulars are coming out." Later, the phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere.
1853 - The first train in Asia began running from Bombay to Tanna.
1934 - The first Laundromat opened. It was in Fort Worth, TX.
1939 - Gene Autry recorded "Back in the Saddle Again."
1949 - The Republic of Ireland was established.
1979 - The TV show "Real People" premiered.