1881: Russian Czar Alexander II is assassinated in a bomb attack.
1900: The French adopt a law limiting the workday of women and children to eleven hours a day.
1925: A Tennessee law banning the teaching of evolution in schools is enacted, it would later become the law broken in the nationally observed Scopes Trial.
1933: U.S Banks re-open following a federally enacted “Bank Holiday” to restore confidence in the nation’s banks during the Great Depression.
1943: During World War II, German Nazi forces commit atrocities and liquidate the Jewish ghetto of Krakow.
1954: The Vietminh attack the French in what starts off what will eventually become the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
1958: The movie “Long Hot Summer” is released.
1962: U.S Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Lyman Lemniter proposes operation Northwoods, a plan to stage attacks on Guantanamo Bay to then blame on Cuba and thus allow the U.S to invade Cuba. the plan in promptly rejected by President Kennedy and Lemintzer is later removed from his position.
1981: Microsoft gains its first public offering.