Ferraro named vice presidential candidate, 1984
American Revolution
The Battle of Huck's Defeat, 1780
Automotive
First Dymaxion car produced, 1933
Civil War
Confederacy signs treaties with Native Americans, 1861
Cold War
Yeltsin resigns from Communist Party, 1990
Crime
The Moors Murderers begin their killing spree, 1963
Disaster
Heat wave hits Chicagoland, 1995
General Interest
Medal of Honor created, 1862
A new Aga Khan, 1957
Hollywood
Angelina Jolie gives birth to twins, 2008
Literary
Geoffrey Chaucer is named chief clerk by Richard II, 1389
Music
Disco is dealt death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox, 1979
Old West
Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight, 1861
Presidential
Eisenhower takes first presidential ride in a helicopter, 1957
Sports
France beats Brazil to win FIFA World Cup, 1998
Vietnam War
First Marine wins Medal of Honor, 1965
North Vietnam urged to treat U.S. POWs better, 1966
World War I
Allied attack on Achi Baba, 1915
World War II
Russians halt German advance in a decisive battle at Kursk, 1943

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history