747 BC – Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
364 – Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
1616 – Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun
1876 – Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.
1907 – The U.S. Congress raised their own pay to $7500.
1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
1952 – Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
1952 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed an atomic bomb.
1966 – Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
1980 – Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.