Sir William Golding 1911
- 1777 - The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
- 1876 - Melville R. Bissell patented the carpet sweeper.
- 1942 - The first advertisement to announce Little Golden Books appeared in Publishers Weekly.
- 1982 - Scott Fahlman became the first person to use :-) in an online message.
- 1996 - The government of Guatemala and leftist rebels signed a peace treaty to end their long war.
- 2003 - It was reported that AOL Time Warner was going to drop "AOL" from its name and be known as Time Warner Inc. The company had announced its merger and name change on January 10, 2000.