1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.”
1931 – Aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1947 – The Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows the president to intervene in labor disputes.
1972 – President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.