- 1777 - Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette: 1st ice cream advertisement published.
- 1870 - Manitoba (Winnipeg) becomes a province of Canada.
- 1890 - Bristol: Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire in the first-ever official cricket County Championship match. George Ulyett scored the first century.
- 1928 - Benito Mussolini terminates women's rights in Italy.
- 1949 - 1st foreign woman ambassador (Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India) received in USA.
- 1956 - Homer Simpson from "The Simpsons", born in Springfield.
- 1984 - Nelson Mandela (Prisoner then) sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years.
- 2012 - A missing portion of Mayan calendar discovered (disproving 2012 Armageddon).
- 2017 - Worldwide: Thousands of computer systems infected by Ransomeware crypto attack (WannaCry).