- 1731 - Birthday: Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), born in Kent County, Virginia (died May 22, 1802, age 70).
- 1886 - Canada: 1,000 buildings destroyed by fire in Vancouver, BC.
- 1928 - Birthday: John Nash, American mathematician and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia.
- 1937 - Joseph Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch.
- 1967 - Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice.
- 2012 - Iraq: A series of bombings killed around 93+ people.