- 1642 - Canada: Montreal, Quebec founded.
- 1765 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Fire destroys a large part of the estate.
- 1860 - USA: Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president.
- 1953 - USA: Jacqueline Cochrane becomes 1st woman to break sound barrier.
- 1970 - Birthday: Tina Fey, American actress and comedian born in Pennsylvania.
- 1974 - India: becomes the 6th nation to test an atomic bomb (code-name Smiling Buddha).
- 1977 - Israel: Menachem Begin becomes PM.
- 1998 - USA: An antitrust case filed against Microsoft by Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states.
- 2014 - Switzerland: Swiss voters rejected a $25/hour minimum wage ($2,555 monthly income).