1765: The Stamp Act is passed by the British Parliament.
1784: The Emerald Buddha is moved to Wa Phra Kaew in Thailand.
1871: North Carolina Governor William Woods Holden becomes the first United States Governor to be impeached and removed from office.
1873: Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico by the Spanish National Assembly.
1894: The very first Stanley Cup playoff game begins on this date in 1894.
1933: The Cullen-Harrison Act is signed by U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This amendment to the Volstead Act allows the legal sale and manufacture of beer and light wines with 4% ABV (alcohol by volume).
1939: Memel is taken from Luthuania by Nazi Germany during World War II.
1942: At the Second Battle of Sirte during World War II, the Royal Navy fights Italy’s Regia Marina.
1943: Everyone in the village of Khatyn is burned alive by the Schutzmannschaft Battalion 118 during WWII.
1993: The first Pentium Chips – 80586–are shipped by the Intel Corp. on this day. These chips feature a 60MHZ clock speed and a 64-bit data path.
1995: After spending a record of 438 days in space, Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov comes back to Earth.
2017: 20 people are injured and 4 are dead after a terrorist attack occurs near the Houses of Parliament in London, England.
American colonel, physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Robert Andrews Millikan is born in 1868.
Italian actress Lyda Borelli is born in 1884.
American actor Chico Marx is born in 1887.
American journalist Wolf Blitzer is born in 1948.
English composer and director, Andrew Lloyd Webber is born in 1948.
American sportscaster and TV show host, Bob Costas is born in 1952.
American comedian, actor and writer, Keegan Michael Key is born in 1971.
American baseball player, Dexter Fowler is born in 1986.
American baseball player, Ike Davis is born in 1987.
American football player, J.J. Watt is born in 1989.