1781: Brigadier General Daniel Morgan and his Continental troops defeat the British forces serving under Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War.
1811: At the Battle of Calderon Bridge during the Mexican War, 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries are defeated by 6,000 Spanish troops.
1904: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov premiers at the Moscow Art Theater.
1917: The U.S buys the Virgin Islands from Denmark for approximately $25 million dollars.
1929:C. Segar – an American cartoonist born in Chester, Illinois, has his most popular cartoon, Popeye the Sailor Man premier in the Thimble Theater comic strip.