1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)

1851 – The US wins the first America’s Cup race (More info)

1864 – The International Red Cross, which calls for nonpartisan care to the sick and wounded in times of war and provides for the neutrality of medical personnel, is founded (More info)

1950 – Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on the US tennis tour (More info)

1989 – Nolan Ryan becomes the first major league pitcher in history to register 5,000 strikeouts (More info)