- 1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England.
- 1656 – Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive.
- 1884 – The American inventor, George Eastman, receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.
- 1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.
- 1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech.
- 1926 – The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.
- 1957 – Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the throne in Ottawa, Canada.
- 1958 – The District of Columbia's Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys.
- 1962 – The Cuban missile crisis begins: A U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance plane and its pilot fly over the island of Cuba and take photographs of Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads being installed and erected in Cuba.
- 1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
- 1968 – Apollo program: The first live TV broadcast, by American astronauts in orbit, was performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
- 1979 – The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demands "an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people", and draws 200,000 people.
- 1982 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
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