1562 – In Vassy, France, Catholics massacred over 1,000 Huguenots.
1781 – The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation.
1803 – Ohio became the 17th U.S. state.
1867 – Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state.
1869 – Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
1872 – Yellowstone becomes the first national park
1907 – In New York, the Salvation Army opened an anti-suicide bureau.
1912 Isabella Goodwin, first US woman detective, appointed, in New York City
1941 – “Captain America” appears in a comic book.
1962 – American Airlines 707 plunges into Jamaica Bay, New York killing 95.
1971 – A bomb exploded in a restroom in the Senate wing of the U.S. Capitol. There were no injuries. A U.S. group protesting the Vietnam War claimed responsibility.
1974 – Seven people were indicted in connection with the Watergate break-in. The charge was conspiring to obstruct justice.