John Wesley 1703 - Theologian
- 1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.
- 1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his wife, Duchess Sophie.
- 1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of Nations.
- 1949 - The last U.S. combat troops were called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.
- 1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
- 1951 - "Amos ’n’ Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio.
- 1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.
- 2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
- 2010 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.