is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar
(89th in Leap years
). There are 277 days remaining.
- 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
- 1638 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden.
- 1799 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state
- 1806 - The Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becomes the first United States federal highway.
- 1847 - Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
- 1848 - An upstream ice jam stops almost all water flow over Niagara Falls.
- 1849 - The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab
- 1865 - American Civil War: Battle of Appomattox Court House[?] begins
- 1867 - Queen Victoria approves the North America Act[?] which establishes the Dominion of Canada[?] starting on July 1.
- 1871 - The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
- 1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula[?]: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
- 1882 - The Knights of Columbus are established.
- 1930 - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
- 1941 - World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan - Off the Peloponnesus coast in the Mediterranean, British naval forces defeat those of Italy sinking five warships. Battle started on March 27.
- 1951 - Red Scare: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
- 1961 - The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections.
- 1971 - My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
- 1971 - A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
- 1973 - Vietnam War: The last United States soldiers leave South Vietnam.
- 1974 - NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe flyby Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
- 1981 - First running of the London Marathon
- 1982 - Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their single "Ebony and Ivory[?]"
- 1993 - Catherine Callbeck[?] becomes Premier of Prince Edward Island, becoming the first female Premier in Canada.
- 1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 which is the first time the index closed above the 10,000 mark.
- 1790 - John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (+ 1862)
- 1826 - Wilhelm Liebknecht[?], journalist and politician (+ 1900)
- 1835 - Gustaf Zander[?], physician (+ 1920)
- 1867 - Cy Young, Baseball Hall of Famer (+ 1955)
- 1874 - Lou Hoover[?], First Lady (+ 1944)
- 1889 - Warner Baxter, actor (+ 1951)
- 1891 - Yvan Goll[?], lyricist and dramatist (+ 1950)
- 1895 - Ernst Jünger[?], author (+ 1998)
- 1902 - Marcel Aymé[?], narrator and dramatist, humorist and satirist (+ 1967)
- 1902 - William Walton, composer (+ 1983)
- 1908 - Arthur O'Connell[?], actor (+ 1981)
- 1911 - Brigitte Horney[?], actress (+ 1988)
- 1913 - Tony Zale[?], world champion boxer (+ 1997)
- 1918 - Pearl Bailey[?], singer, actress (+ 1990)
- 1942 - Stingray Davis[?], musician (P-Funk)
- 1943 - Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, aka Vangelis, new age musician
- 1943 - Eric Idle, actor, writer, composer
- 1943 - John Major, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
- 1945 - Walt Frazier[?], basketball player
- 1950 - Bud Cort[?], actor
- 1952 - Teofilo Stevenson, boxer
- 1955 - Earl Campbell[?], American football star
- 1956 - Kurt Thomas[?], gymnast
- 1957 - Christopher Lambert, actor
- 1959 - Perry Farrell[?], musician ("Jane's Addiction", "Porno for Pyros[?]")
- 1964 - Elle Macpherson[?], model
- 1968 - Lucy Lawless[?], actress, singer
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