- 1870 - US Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln (first lady) a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year.
- 1910 - Birthday: William Hanna, American animator (Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (died March 22, 2001, age 90).
- 1913 - Birthday: Gerald Ford, 38th US President (R: 1974-77) born in Omaha, Nebraska (died December 26, 2006, age 93).
- 1951 - 1st color telecast of a sporting event (CBS-horse race).
- 2012 - Japan: Floods on island of Kyushu kills 20 and displace 250,000 people.
- 2014 - Israel struck Gaza 1320 times, while Gaza fired 940 rockets at Israel. About 2,200 Palestinians and 70 Israelis were killed in the conflict.