It is the 178th day of the year, with only 187 days remaining until the end of the year.
1844 - Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
1898 - The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
1923 - Captain Lowell H. Smith and Lieutenant John P, Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane.
1941 - Romanian governmental forces, launch one of the most violent pogroms in the city of Iasi, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
1950 - The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
1967 - The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom.
1977 - France grants independence to Djibouti.