Death of Mel Tormé, American jazz singer, composer, actor and author
Death of Jeanette Nolan, American actress .
Death of Conway Twitty, American country singer .
60,000 Israeli troops invaded Lebanon
Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale
Robert F Kennedy shot – dies next day
John Profumo resigns
The United States went off the gold standard. From this date, creditors no longer had the right to demand payment in gold.
Sinking of HMS Hampshire and death of Kitchener
Birth of John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes, British economist .
The first installment of Harriet Beecher Stow's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is published in National Era, a weekly newspaper.
Charles XIII was proclaimed King of Sweden, and the following day Sweden adopted a new (and still current) constitution
The middle wall of Jerusalem was finally breached by Titus and his Roman legions, thus bringing the brutal Siege of Jerusalem closer to its end.