1200, Isabella of Angouleme is crowned Queen consort of England.
1573, End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, 1st Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.
1582, Because of implementation of Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1600, San Marino adopts its written constitution.
1645, Jeanne Mance opened the Hotel-Dieu de Montreal, 1st lay hospital in North America.
1793, John Hancock, American revolutionary (b. 1737) died.
1806, Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets.
1813, The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bayern and Austria.
1821, The government of general Jose de San Martin establishes the Peruvian Navy.
1829, Rail transport: Stephenson’s The Rocket wins The Rainhill Trials
1856, The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
1860, Telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
1869, Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (b. 1804) died.
1871, 4 major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Peshtigo, WI, Holland, MI, and Manistee, MI.
1879, Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
1895, Juan Peron, President of Argentina (d. 1974) was born.
1904, Edmonton, Alberta was incorporated as a city.
1912, 1st Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.
1918, WWI: In the Argonne Forest in France, US Corporal Alvin C. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132.
1920, Frank Herbert, American writer (d. 1986) was born.
1921, KDKA in Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field conducts 1st live broadcast of a football game.
1932, The Indian Air Force is established.
1939, WWII: Germany annexes Western Poland.
1941, WWII: In their invasion of the Soviet Union, Germany reaches the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.
1944, WWII: The Battle of Crucifix Hill occurs on Crucifix Hill just outside Aachen.
1948, Johnny Ramone, American musician (The Ramones) (d. 2004) was born.
1956, New York Yankees’s Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.
1967, Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883) died.
1967, Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1968, Vietnam War: Operation Sealords, US and South Vietnamese forces launch a new operation in the Mekong Delta.
1969, The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.
1978, Australia’s Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.
1982, Poland bans Solidarity and all trade unions.
1991, Croatia votes to sever constitutional relations with Yugoslavia, making the country fully independent
1992, Willy Brandt, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel laureate (b. 1913) died.
2001, US President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.