- 1867 - Jesse James gang robs bank ($4,000) in Richmond, Missouri.
- 1901 - US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President of Philipines).
- 1908 - Birthday: John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin.
- 1922 - Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films.
- 1928 - 22 people killed after a bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires.
- 1958 - Mao Zedong starts "Great leap forward" movement in China.