It is the 339th day of the year with only 26 days remaining.
63 BC - Cicero delivers his fourth and final Catiline Orations.
771 AD - The great Charlemagne, becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother, Carloman.
1775 - At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begin his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1776 - At the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is founded and becomes the first American college fraternity.
1847 - Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. Senate, his first political post.
1848 - In a message before Congress, President James Polk confirms that large amounts of gold have been discovered in California.
1932 - German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein, is granted and American visa.
1933 - Prohibition in the United States ends, after Utah ratifies the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution.
1943 - U.S. Army Air Force begins attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.
1945 - Flight 19 is lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
1952 - A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.
1955 - The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge together.
1964 - For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the conflict in Vietnam.
2010 - The Harlem Globetrotters, play their famous, "four point game" against the Generals.