Amelia Earhart 1898
- 1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
- 1866 - Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War.
- 1948 - Soviet occupation forces in Germany blockaded West Berlin. The U.S.-British airlift began the following day.
- 1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean.