- 1799 - The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard.
- 1950 - Birthday: Arianna Huffington creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece.
- 1961 - Spain accepts equal rights for men & women.
- 1962 - Algeria becomes member of Arab League.
- 1997 - Gianni Versace (born December 2, 1946, age 50), Italian fashion designer (Versace), shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan.
- 2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape.
- 2003 - The Mozilla Foundation was established.
- 2006 - Twitter was launched.
- 2016 - Turkey: Attempted military coup fails, about 300 killed, 6,000 were arrested.