Alan Turing 1912
- 1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states..
- 1865 - Confederate General Stand Watie, who was also a Cherokee chief, surrendered the last sizable Confederate army at Fort Towson, in the Oklahoma Territory.
- 1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a "Type-Writer."
- 1884 - A Chinese Army defeated the French at Bacle, Indochina.
- 1904 - The first American motorboat race got underway on the Hudson River in New York.
- 1938 - Marineland opened near St. Augustine, Florida.
- 2004 - The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits.