It is the 307th day of the year, with 58 days remaining.
1783 - The American Continental Army is disbanded.
1883 - Self-described Black Bart the poet, gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.
1911 - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with Ford.
1913 - The United States introduces an income tax.
1918 - Austria-Hungary enters into an armistice with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.
1943 - A total of 500 aircraft of the United States Air Force, devastate Wilhelmshafen harbor in Germany.
1957 - The Russians launch Sputnik 2, and on board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
1964 - Washington, D.C. residents are allowed to vote in a presidential election for the first time.
1967 - The Battle of Dak To begins, during the conflict in Vietnam.