- 1846 - USA: Michigan state ends death penalty.
- 1924 - 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France.
- 1928 - Birthday: Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981-2011), born in Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt.
- 1957 - Anne Frank Foundation formed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- 1979 - First woman elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - Margaret Thatcher.
- 2012 - 14 decapitated & 9 hung bodies (from a bridge) found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
- 2013 - Syrian army kills 77 people in Baniyas.
- 2014 - Panama: Juan Carlos Varela is elected as President.