In 1780, the American Revolution’s Battle of Springfield was fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey.
In 1810, John Jacob Astor formed the Pacific Fur Company.
In 1812, Great Britain revoked its restrictions on American commerce, eliminating one of the chief causes of the War of 1812.
In 1860, the Government Printing Office was born.
In 1865, the last significant Confederate force surrendered at Fort Towson, OK.
In 1917, Babe Ruth was ejected from a game between the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox for punching an umpire. His relief pitcher, Ernie Shore, went on to retire 26 consecutive batters.
In 1926, the College Board administered the first SAT.
In 1947, Congress overrode President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.