Today is the 86th day of the year, with only 279 days remaining until the end of the year.
1794 - The United States government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
1814 - In central Alabama, U.S. forces under General Andrew Jackson defeats the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
1836 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, orders the Mexican army to kill about 400 Texas Prisoners of War at Goliad, Texas.
1886 - Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.
1915 - Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
1977 - Two Boeing 747 airliners collide on a foggy runway on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers. 61 people survived on the Pan Am flight.