Big Ben goes into operation in London, 1859

American Revolution
Mecklenburg Resolutions reject the power of the British in North Carolina, 1775

Ford signs agreement with Soviet Union, 1929

Civil War
Yankees and Rebels clash at Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), 1862

Cold War
Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow ends, 1988

A killer who can't keep his mouth shut, 1964

Deep Throat is revealed, 2005

The Johnstown Flood, 1889

General Interest
The Johnstown Flood, 1889

The Boer War ends, 1902

Architect of the Holocaust hanged in Israel, 1962

Netanyahu elected prime minister of Israel, 1996

Clint Eastwood born, 1930

Walt Whitman is born, 1819

The BBC bans the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen", 1977

Old West
George Goodfellow investigates earthquake, 1887

Three U.S. presidents close chapters on the Cold War, 1988

Ila Borders pitches in minor league game, 1997

Vietnam War
Operation Rolling Thunder continues, 1965

Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces, 1970

World War I
Battle of Jutland, 1916

World War II
Germans conquer Crete, 1941