1611 – English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.
1772 – Slavery was outlawed in England.
1807 – British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.
1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time.
1832 – J.I. Howe patented the pin machine.
1874 – Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy.
1909 – The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, Washington.
1911 – King George V of England was crowned.
1933 – Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.
1940 – France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.
1990 – Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.
1941 – Under the code name Barbarossa, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
1946 – Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.
1959 – Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes in a bowling tournament in Miami, Florida.
1963 – The Surfaries single “Wipe Out” was released.
1968 – Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas” was released.
1973 – Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.
1978 – James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film. (Image:Lomography)