793 - Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.
1191 - Richard I arrives in Acre thus beginning his crusade.
1405 - Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
1690 - Siddi general Yadi Sakat, razes the Mazagon Fort in Mumbai.
1776 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières
1783 - The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
1789 - James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1856 - The community of Pitcairn Islands and descendants of the mutineers of the HMS Bounty consisting of 194 people arrived on the Morayshire at Norfolk Island Commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
1861 - American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
1887 - Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator.
1906 - Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
1912 - Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
1928 - Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing.
1941 - World War II: Allies invade Syria and Lebanon.
1942 - World War II: Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.
1948 - Milton Berle hosts the debut of Texaco Star Theater.
1949 - Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1950 - Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
1953 - Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A tornado hits Flint, Michigan, and kills 115. This is the last tornado to claim more than 100 lives.
1953 - The United States Supreme Court rules that Washington, D.C. restaurants could not refuse to serve black patrons.
1959 - The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
1966 - One of the XB-70 Valkyrie prototypes is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane during a photo shoot. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and USAF test pilot Carl Cross were both killed.
1966 - Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
1967 - Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.
1968 - James Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.
1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
1974 - An F4 tornado strikes Emporia, Kansas, killing six.
1984 - Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
1986 - Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
1987 - New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels. This makes New Zealand the first and (as of June 2006) only nation to ban these things from its territory.
1992 - The first World Ocean Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1995 - Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
1995 - The first release of the PHP programming language is released by Rasmus Lerdorf.
1996 - Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2007 - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.
2008 - The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.