1399: Henry IV is proclaimed king of England.
1791: The first performance of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute takes place two months before his death.
1927: Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
1943: The United States Merchant Marine Academy is dedicated by President Roosevelt.
1968: The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time.
2005: Controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in a Danish newspaper.
1364: English forces defeat the French in Brittany, ending the War of the Breton Succession.
1789: The 1st United States Congress adjourns.
1907: The cornerstone is laid at Washington National Cathedral in the U.S. capital.
1971: Oman joins the Arab League.
1976: Darren Byfield, English-Jamaican footballer was born.
1992: Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeached.
1066: William the Conqueror lands in England, beginning the Norman conquest.
1871: The Brazilian Parliament passes a law that frees all children thereafter born to slaves, and all government-owned slaves.
1893: Foundation of the Portuguese football club FC Porto.
1986: The Democratic Progressive Party becomes the first opposition party in Taiwan.
1994: The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
2009: The military junta leading Guinea attacks a protest rally, killing or wounding 1400 people.
1331: The Battle of Płowce between the Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
1791: The National Assembly votes to award full citizenship to Jews in France.
1928: The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
1938: The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow.
2003: The SMART-1 satellite is launched.
2007: NASA launches the Dawn probe to the asteroid belt.
1087: William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.
1580: Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
1923: The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.
1960: In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.
2000: The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.
2014: A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.
1066: The Battle of Stamford Bridge sees the defeat of Harald Hardrada by King Harold II of England.
1396: Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
1789: The United States Congress passes twelve constitutional amendments
1969: The charter establishing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is signed.
1981: Belize joins the United Nations.
1674: Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
1841: The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
1890: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
1946: Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
2009: The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.
1642: First commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.
1899: The American Asiatic Squadron destroys a Filipino battery at the Battle of Olongapo.
1932: The unification of Saudi Arabia is completed.
1983: Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.
2008: Matti Saari kills ten people before committing suicide.
1499: The Treaty of Basel concludes the Swabian War.
1776: Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.
1888: The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
1934: The Gresford disaster in Wales kills 266 miners and rescuers.
1957: In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.
1170: The Kingdom of Dublin falls to Norman invaders.
1792: French Revolution: The National Convention abolishes the monarchy.
1937: J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.
1949: The People’s Republic of China is proclaimed.
1971: Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations.
1066: At the Battle of Fulford, Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin.
1260: The Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.
1893: Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
1955: The Treaty on Relations between the USSR and the GDR is signed.
2018: At least 161 people have died after a ferry capsized close to the pier on Ukara, an island in Lake Victoria.
1778: The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.
1946: The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.
1970: Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.
1978: The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.
1997: The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people.
2010: The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
1180: Philip Augustus becomes king of France.
1618: The twelfth baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.
1838: The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.
1911: Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.
1959: Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.
1990: Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.
1630: The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
1683: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing “animalcules”.
1787: The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.
1954: The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is first published.
1983: Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.
2011: Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
1400: Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
1620: Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.
1908: The General Motors Corporation is founded.
1955: The military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina is launched at midnight.
1956: TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts.
2005: The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.
1556: Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.
1812: The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.
1851: Saint Joseph’s University is founded in Philadelphia.
1990: Aaron Mooy, Australian footballer was born.
1935: Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.
1402: Battle of Homildon Hill results in an English victory over Scotland.
1741: George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.
1791: The Papal States lose Avignon to Revolutionary France.
1956: The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
1984: Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
2000: Microsoft releases Windows ME.
1584: San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid is finished.
1743: Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.
1791: King Louis XVI of France accepts the new constitution.
1899: Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.
1933: Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
2008: Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.
1185: Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople.
1890: Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.
1923: Southern Rhodesia, today called Zimbabwe, is annexed by the United Kingdom.
1959: The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.
2007: Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of plunder.
2017: Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada was died.
1297: Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.
1565: Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.
1709: Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.
1786: The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.
1789: Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
2005: Israel had completed the disengagement from Gaza plan.
1515: Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal.
1608: John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.
1846: Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
1976: A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.
2001: Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.
2002: Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, becomes a full member of the United Nations.
1087: William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II.
1543: Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1776: The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.
1839: John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
1956: Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
2002: The Rafiganj train wreck happened in Bihar, India.
1100: Election of Antipope Theodoric.
1331: Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia.
1551: The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil.
1775: The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.
1862: Millennium of Russia monument is unveiled in Novgorod.
1933: Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.
1652: Around 15,000 Han farmers and militia rebel against Dutch rule on Taiwan.
1860: Italian unification: Giuseppe Garibaldi enters Naples.
1923: The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) is formed.
1927: The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.
2005: Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.
2017: The 8.2 Mw 2017 Chiapas earthquake strikes southern Mexico, killing at least 60 people.
1628: Puritans settle Salem which became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1642: England’s Parliament bans public stage plays.
1939: World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany.
1965: Defence Day of Pakistan.
1968: Swaziland becomes independent.
2007: Israel executes the air strike Operation orchard to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria.
1590: Alexander Farnese’s army forces Henry IV of France to lift the siege of Paris.
1774: First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.
1836: Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1839: The United Kingdom declares war on the Qing dynasty of China.
1882: The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.
1990: Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers slaughter 158 civilians.
1282: Peter III of Aragon becomes the King of Sicily.
1607: The Flight of the Earls takes place in Ireland.
1774: New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
1870: Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.
1970: Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
2002: The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.
1411: The Treaty of Selymbria is concluded between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice.
1651: Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester: Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.
1658: The death of Oliver Cromwell; Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England.
1812: Twenty-four settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.
1914: William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.
2017: North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.
1649: The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
1789: The United States Department of the Treasury is founded.
1856: The Tianjing incident takes place in Nanjing, China.
1912: Arthur Rose Eldred is awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.
1968: Operation OAU begins during the Nigerian Civil War.
1449: Tumu Crisis: Mongols capture the Emperor of China.
1529: The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.
1772: The Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is founded in San Luis Obispo, California.
1928: Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.
1991: Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
2015: Gurgen Dalibaltayan, Armenian general was died.