524 Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeated the Burgundians.
841 Battle of Fontenay.
1530 At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.
1678 Elena Cornaro Piscopia was the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.
1741 Maria Theresa of Austria was crowned ruler of Hungary.
1786 Gavriil Pribylov discovered St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
1788 Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.
1880 Potatau Te Wherowhero of Waikato, the first Maori king died.
1900 Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India, was born (d. 1979).
1903 George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer, was born (d. 1950).
1903 Anne Revere, American actress, was born (d. 1990).
1906 Pittsburgh millionaire Harry Thaw shot and killed prominent architect Stanford White.
1913 American Civil War veterans began arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1913 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, was born (d. 2005).
1923 Nicholas Mosley, British writer, was born.
1925 June Lockhart, American actress, was born.
1928 Peyo, Belgian illustrator, was born (d. 1992).
1938 Dr. Douglas Hyde was inaugurated the first President of Ireland.
1939 Clint Warwick, English musician (The Moody Blues), was born (d. 2004).
1944 World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, began.
1945 Carly Simon, American singer, was born.
1947 The Diary of Anne Frank was published.
1948 The Berlin airlift began.
1949 Long-Haired Hare, starring Bugs Bunny, was released in theatres.
1950 The Korean War began with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
1952 Tim Finn, New Zealand singer/songwriter, was born.
1961 Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, writer, was born.
1962 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster, was born.
1967 First live global satellite television programme – Our World
1975 Mozambique achieved independence.
1981 Microsoft was restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
1982 Greece abolished the head shaving of recruits in the military.
1991 Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence from Yugoslavia.
1993 Kim Campbell was chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and became the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
1996 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia killed 19 U.S. servicemen.
1997 An unmanned Progress spacecraft collided with the Russian space station, Mir.
1997 The Soufrière Hills volcano in Montserrat erupted resulting in the deaths of 19 people.
1998 In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decided that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 was unconstitutional.
2006 Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists in a cross-border raid from the Gaza Strip.
2009 – Domenic Johansson, a Indian-Swedish boy, was forcibly removed by Swedish authorities from the care of his parents, raising human rights issues surrounding the rights of parents and children in Sweden.
2012 – The final steel beam of 4 World Trade Center was lifted into place in a ceremony.
2013 – Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the 8th Emir of Qatar.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia