It is the 192nd day of the year, with only 173 days remaining until the new year.
1798 - The United States Marine Corps is re-established, they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
1804 - A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr, mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
1893 - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1895 - The Lumiere brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists.
1914 - Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
1921 - Former President William Taft, is sworn in as the 10th Chief Justice.
1960 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
1977 - Martin Luther King Jr., is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1979 - America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.
1987 - According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 mark.