- 1739 - India: Nadir Shah (Iranian ruler) occupies Delhi.
- 1861 - Argentina: An earthquake killed 4300 people in Mendoza.
- 1868 - USA: Jesse James & gang robs bank ($14,000) in Russelville, Kentucky.
- 1939 - Birthday: Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec.
- 1977 - Indira Gandhi loses election in India.
- 1991 - US forgives loans to Poland ($2 billion).
- 2012 - Iraq: Wave of terror attacks killed 50 and injured 240.
- 2016 - Barack Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928.