1683 - William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape
Indians in Pennsylvania.
1700 - Russia gave up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with
the Ottoman Empire.
1758 - British and Hanoverian armies defeated the French at Krefeld
1760 - The Austrians defeated the Prussians at Landshut, Germany.
1757 - Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won control
1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained
a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the
1848 - A bloody insurrection of workers in Paris erupted.
1865 - Confederate General Stand Watie, who was also a Cherokee chief,
surrendered the last sizable Confederate army at Fort Towson,
in the Oklahoma Territory.
1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention
that he called a "Type-Writer."
1884 - A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina.
1902 - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renewed the Triple
Alliance for a 12 year duration.
1904 - The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson
River in New York.
1926 - The first lip reading tournament in America was held in
1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the
first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.
1934 - Italy gained the right to colonize Albania after defeating
1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.
1938 - Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida.
1947 - The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1951 - Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposed cease-fire
discussions in the Korean War.
1952 - The U.S. Air Force bombed power plants on Yalu River, Korea.
1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.
1964 - Henry Cabot Lodge resigned as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and
was succeeded by Maxwell Taylor.
1966 - Civil Rights marchers in Mississippi were dispersed by tear
1972 - U.S. President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R.
Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the
FBI's Watergate investigation.
2003 - Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the new Power Mac desktop computer.
2004 - The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits.
2005 - Roger Ebert received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2013 - In Arizona, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge.
2015 - NASA's Mars Odyssey completed its 60,000th orbit around Mars. The spacecraft entered orbit on October 23, 2001.
2015 - Verizon announced it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL, Inc.
2017 - In Los Angeles, CA, the Wilshire Grand Center opened. It opened as the tallest building west of the Mississippi at 1,100 feet.