It is the 353rd day of the year, with only 12 days remaining.
211 - Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Caracalla to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders him and he dies in the arms of his mother Julia Domna.
1606 - The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery departed England. They are carrying settlers who will found Jamestown, Virginia, the first of section of the thirteen colonies.
1777 - George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1912 - William H. Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
1924 - The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
1946 - The start of the First Indochina War.
1972 - The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, returns to Earth.
1998 - The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.