1789 – French Revolution: The Women’s March on Versailles effectively terminated royal authority.
1813 – War of 1812: The Army of the Northwest defeated a British and Native Canadian force which threatened Detroit.
1838 – The Killough massacre in east Texas saw eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.
1869 – The Eastman tunnel, in Minnesota, United States, collapsed during construction, and caused a landslide that nearly destroyed St. Anthony Falls.
1877 – The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States came to an end.
1905 – The Wright brothers piloted the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.
1914 – World War I: An aircraft successfully destroyed another aircraft with gunfire for the first time.
1921 – The World Series was the first to be broadcast on radio.
1930 – The New York Philharmonic Orchestra was heard on the air over CBS radio from Carnegie Hall for the first time.
1938 – In Nazi Germany, Jews’ passports were invalidated.
1939 – “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now” was recorded by Perry Como and the Ted Weem’s Orchestra.
1943 – Ninety-eight American POWs were executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.
1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turned into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.
1947 – President Truman made the first televised Oval Office address.
1962 – The first of the James Bond film series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming, Dr. No, was released in Britain.
1962 – “Love Me Do” by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It was their first single.
1963 – The United States suspended the Commercial Import Program in response to repression of the Buddhist majority by the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
1966 – A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffered a partial meltdown.
1968 – The Cream song “White Room” was released.
1968 – “Magic Carpet Ride” was released by Steppenwolf.
1970 – The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was founded.
1970 – Led Zeppelin’s album Led Zeppelin III was released.
1975 – “Cat’s in the Cradle” was released by Harry Chapin.
1982 – Tylenol products were recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide caused seven deaths.
1993 – The Beatles’ 1962-1966 and 1966-1970 were released on CD in the U.S.
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