- 1643 - Louis XIV (age 4) becomes King of France.
- 1787 - US constitution gets drafted in Philadelphia.
- 1944 - Gen Rommel, Speidel & von Stulpnagel attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
- 1969 - Canada: Abortion & contraception legalized.
- 1973 - US: Supreme court approves equal rights to females in military.
- 1986 - Netherlands: Anne Frank's complete diary published by Institute for War Documentation.
- 1998 - NBC shows the last episode of Seinfeld (ads were $2Million for 30 seconds).
- 1984 - Birthday: Mark Zuckerberg (co-founder of Facebook) born in White Plains, New York.