1609 – Navigator Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan.
1781 – Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers.
1886 – Apache leader Geronimo surrenders in Arizona.
1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for this camera that uses roll film.
1957 – Arkansas Gov. Orval Fabus called out the National Guard to prevent nine African-American students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
1972 – American swimmer Mark Spitz became the first athlete to win seven gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
1972 – The Price is Right premiers on CBS. It is the longest-running game show on American television.
1998 – Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
2006 – Steve Irwin, Australia’s “Crocodile Hunter” TV star, was killed by a stingray barb to the heart while he was filming underwater.