- 1699 - Russia: Tsar Peter the Great ordered to change Russian New Year from Sept 1 to Jan 1.
- 1820 - USA: Missouri had imposed a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men aged between 21-50.
- 1987 - Dona Paz ferry (Japanese built and Philippine-registered passenger ferry) sinked after crashing with an oil tanker, 4,386 died.
- 2007 - Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest monarch of the United Kingdom (surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived 81 years, 7 months & 29 days)
- 2017 - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) video game was released for Android & iOS.
- 2019 - USA: An armed forces branch dedicated to space warfare named United States Space Force founded.