- 1888 - Frederick Douglass becomes 1st African-American to get nominated for US President.
- 1972 - US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports.
- 1974 - 1st extraterrestrial message sent into space from Earth.
- 1995 - Jonas Salk, American biologist (invented Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure (born Oct 28, 1914, age 80).
- 1996 - Japan: Nintendo 64 goes on sale.
- 2013 - India defeats England to win the ICC Champions Trophy.