It is the 60th day of the year, with only 305 days remaining until the new year. It is also the beginning of the third month of the year.
752 BC - Romulus, legendary first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following The Rape of the Sabine Women.
1692 AD - Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba are brought before local magistrate in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning the Salem witch trials.
1781 - The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.
1790 - The first United States Census is authorized.
1803 - Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.
1845 - President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.
1847 - The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment.
1867 - Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state.
1872 - Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
1873 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1893 - Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
1896 - Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
1912 - Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane.
1917 - The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmerman Telegram to the public.
1932 - Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, the son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped.
1936 - The Hoover Dam is completed.
1941 - W47NV, now known as WSM-Fm begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the United States.
1950 - Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
1953 - Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He will die four days later.
1961 - President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
1974 - Seven people are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
1995 - Yahoo! is incorporated.
2006 - The English-language Wikipedia, reaches its one millionth article, written about the Jordanhill railway station.