It is the 262nd day of the year, with only 103 days remaining.
1676 - Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.
1692 - Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.
1778 - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
1862 - Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price at the Battle of Iuka.
1881 - President James A. Garfield, dies of wounds suffered in a July 2nd shooting.
1934 - Bruno Hauptmann is arrested for the kidnap and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.
1952 - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
1961 - Betty and Barney Hill, claim that hey saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
1982 - Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System.
1985 - Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center, as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
1991 - German tourists discover, Otzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5,300 years ago.