- 1804 - USA: 1st Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot, in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr.
- 1852 - Birthday: Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (died July 3, 1933, age 80).
- 1918 - Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 died.
- 1954 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter dies of a pulmonary embolism (born July 6, 1907, age 47).
- 1976 - 1st "Family Feud" game show debuts on ABC hosted by Richard Dawson.
- 1996 - Michael Jordan signs a contract with NBA for 1 year for $25 million.
- 1997 - Birthday: Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education (youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner), born in Mingora, Pakistan.
- 2012 - Syria: 200 people were killed by the Syrian army in Tremseh.