Gwyneth Paltrow 1972 - Actress
- 1939 - After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.
- 1954 - The "Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host.
- 1979 - The Department of Education became the 13th Cabinet in U.S. history after the final approval from Congress.
- 1994 - More than 350 Republican congressional candidates signed the Contract with America. It was a 10-point platform they pledged to enact if voters sent a GOP majority to the House.
- 2004 - North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon announced that North Korea had turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons...