William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925
- 1871 - The National Rifle Association was incorporated in the U.S.
- 1874 - Joseph F. Glidden was granted a patent for a barbed fencing material.
- 1903 - Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile.
- 1947 - The "Hollywood 10," were cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about alleged Communist influence in their industry.
- 1963 - Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.