610, Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor.
1227, Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.
1535, 1st complete English-language Bible (Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.
1693, Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
1725, Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.
1777, Battle of Germantown: Troops under George Washington are repelled by British troops under Sir William Howe.
1779, The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.
1795, Napoleon Bonaparte 1st rises to national prominence with a “Whiff of Grapeshot”.
1807, Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (d. 1864) was born.
1822, Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (d. 1893) was born.
1824, Mexico adopts a new constitution and becomes a federal republic. 1830, Creation of the Kingdom of Belgium after separation from the Netherlands.
1853, Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire declares war on Russia.
1876, Texas A&M University opens as Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1st public institution of higher education in TX
1883, 1st run of the Orient Express.
1895, Buster Keaton, American comedian (d. 1966) was born.
1917 The Battle of Broodseinde fought between the British and German armies in Flanders.
1923, Charlton Heston, American actor (d. 2008) was born.
1927, Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore.
1940, Meeting between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at the Brenner Pass.
1941, Norman Rockwell’s Willie Gillis character debuts on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.
1943, WWII: US captures Solomon Islands.
1947, Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1858) died.
1957, Avro Arrow roll-out ceremony at Avro Canada plant in Malton, Ontario.
1957, Leave It To Beaver premieres on CBS.
1957, Space Race: Launch of Sputnik I, 1st artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.
1958, Fifth Republic of France is established.
1963, Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba and Haiti.
1965, Becoming 1st Pope to ever visit the US of America and the Western hemisphere, Pope Paul VI arrives in New York.
1966, Basutoland becomes independent from the UK and is renamed Lesotho.
1970, Janis Joplin, American singer (b. 1943) died.
1982, Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (b. 1932) died.
1982, The Amazing Criswell, American psychic and actor (b. 1907) died.
1988, US televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted for fraud.
1989, Graham Chapman, British comedian (b. 1941) died.
1989, Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970) died.