Birth anniversary of Joseph Guillotin (1738-1814), French physician who helped create the decapitation device that now bears his name.
Birth anniversary of perhaps the greatest male athlete of the 20th century--Jim Thorpe (1888-1953).
Birth anniversary of James Bond creator Ian Fleming (1908-64).
Happy Birthday! Rudolph Giuliani, Gladys Knight, Marco Rubio
1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
1940 - During World War II, Belgium surrendered to Germany.
1957 - National League club owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles and that the New York Giants could move to San Francisco.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud.
1998 - Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts. The U.S., Japan and other nations imposed economic sanctions. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said "Today, we have settled the score with India."
2002 - Russia became a limited partner in NATO with the creation of the NATO-Russia Council.