1555 – Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
1619 – Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
1626 – Battle between King Bethlen Gabor & Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
1649 – Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
1659 – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Daniel Defoe)
1681 – Netherlands & Sweden sign treaty
1730 – Duke Victor Amadeus XI of Savoye resigns
1862 – First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
1878 – 1st Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawaii
1906 – Real Academia Galega, Galician language biggest linguistic authority starts working in Havana.
1939 – Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.
1950 – 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
1960 – West Germany signs trade agreement with East Germany
1967 – BBC starts its own popular music radio station (Radio 1)
1970 – New American Bible published
1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
1993 – 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
1999 – Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
2006 – the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Constitutional Act that proclaimed the new Constitution of Serbia.
2019 – 315 billion-tonne iceberg named D28 calves from Amery ice shelf, Antarctica
1787 – 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston
1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler
1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth
1929 – 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
1949 – American chemist Percy L. Julian at the Glidden Company announces an improved method for producing cortisone
1988 – IBM announces shipment of 3 million PS/2 personal computer
1989 – NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension
1994 – Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit
1997 – Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 4
1882 – British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Bob Ferguson wins third consecutive Open title; beats fellow Scot Willie Fernie by 3 strokes
1973 – Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
1978 – Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
1981 – International Olympic Committee votes to award Seoul, South Korea as host of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games
1982 – 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
2018 – Ryder Cup Golf, Le Golf National: Europe regains Cup with 17½–10½ win over the US; Italian Francesco Molinari wins all 5 matches; Sergio Garcia becomes biggest point scorer in event history with 25½