The first telephone directory was issued in 1878 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Oregon in 1887 became the first US state to make Labor Day a holiday.
On this day in 1915 World's Fair officially known as the Panama-Pacific International Exposition was opened in San Francisco, California.
The Bengali Language Movement protests occurred at the University of Dhaka in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1952.
In 1981 NASA launched Comstar D-4.
Steve Fossett landed near Leader in 1995 after taking off from South Korea, becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon.