921 – Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other
1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
1512 – Medici’s discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence
1631 – Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
1637 – Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
1805 – Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean. But don’t find Mastodons as Jefferson thought they might.
1811 – Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeated the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation
1874 – First cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast
1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Morehouse.
1916 – Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative
1917 – British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks
1929 – Museum of Modern Art opens
1931 – Chinese People’s Republic proclaimed by Mao Tse Tung
1933 – Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.
1962 – Nixon tells press he won’t be available to ‘kick around any more’ after losing election for Governor of California
1969 – John and Yoko release their 2nd album “Wedding Album” in UK
1983 – Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
1989 – David Dinkins elected as first black mayor of New York City
2000 – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country’s largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.
2000 – Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate,
2002 – Iran bans advertising of United States products.
2012 – 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
2012 – Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage