- 1614 – In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.
- 1621 – The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England.
- 1792 – U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
- 1922 – The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.
- 1933 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.
- 1945 – Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".
- 1949 – Fireside Theater debuts on television.
- 1951 – Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.
- 1956 – Fidel Castro declares himself at war with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
- 1969 – Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
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