- 1836 - Adelaide, South Australia, founded.
- 1965 - USA: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill mandating cigarette makers to print health warnings about the effects of smoking on all cigarette packages.
- 1982 - Indian PM Indira Gandhi visits USA (first visit in her 11 years in the office).
- 2002 - Ukraine: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, killing 85 and injuring 100+ people.
- 2003 - Lance Armstrong was disqualified after winning 90th Tour de France.
- 2012 - UK: Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London.
- 2013 - Egypt: 100 people were killed and 1,500 were injured in a crackdown against protesters in Cairo.
- 2013 - Libya: 1,000 inmates escape from a prison in Benghazi.