- 1784 - Holland forbids the wearing of orange clothes
- 1882 - Birthday: Mohammad Mosaddegh, PM of Iran (1951-53) born in Tehran, Persia (died March 5, 1967, age 84). He was overthrown in a coup aided by the CIA & the British SIS.
- 1891 - John Abbott becomes 3rd Prime Minister of Canada.
- 1944 - Iceland adopts its constitution.
- 1944 - Japan: Kyushu bombed by USA.
- 1954 - Ngo Dinh Diem becomes Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam.
- 1971 - Birthday: Tupac Shakur, American rapper & actor born in East Harlem, New York (died Sep 13, 1996, age 25).
- 1991 - Boris Yeltsin becomes President of Russian SSR.