- 1789 - 1st presidential inauguration: George Washington.
- 1853 - India: First passenger rail opens, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.
- 1972 - First pandas, Ling-Ling (1969–92) and Hsing-Hsing (1970–99) arrive in US from China.
- 1992 - 1st concrete was poured at new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field).
- 2012 - Syria: Around 55 people killed in the Syrian uprising, despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire.
- 2014 - South Korea: Ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 people drowned (mostly students).