- 1847 - Chicago Tribune begins its publishing.
- 1895 - Birthday: Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (died Oct 26, 1952, age 57).
- 1933 - John Dillinger’s first bank robbery ($10,600) in New Carlisle, Ohio.
- 1947 - Saab produces its first automobile.
- 1977 - Apple ships its first Apple II computers.
- 1996 - Intel releases 200 MHz pentium chip.
- 2013 - Iraq: 70 people were killed in a series of bomb explosions.