*. 1922– King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, King George II.
*. 1928– The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.
*. 1930– Bobby Joneswins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.
*. 1937– Balinese Tiger declared extinct.
*. 1938– Ocean liner Queen Elizabeth launched in Glasgow.
*. 1949– The first Plenary Session of the National People's Congress approves the design of the Flag of the People's Republic of China.
*. 1954– The nationwide debut of Tonight Starring Steve Allen(The Tonight Show) hosted by Steve Allen on NBC.
*. 1959– Nearly 5,000 people die on the main Japanese island of Honshū as the result of a typhoon.
*. 1961– Sierra Leone joins the United Nations.
*. 1962– The Yemen Arab Republic is established.
*. 1975– The last use of capital punishment in Spain sees the executions of five members of militant organisations, sparking worldwide protests against the Spanish government and the withdrawal of numerous ambassadors.
*. 1988– National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
*. 1993– The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
*. 1996– In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanudd in Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.
*.1996 – The Julie N.tanker ship crashes into the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine spilling thousands of gallons of oil.
*. 1997– Communications are suddenly lost with the Mars Pathfinderspace probe.
*. 1998– The Google internet search engine retrospectively claims this as its birthday.
*. 2000– The first Olympic Gold Medal ever for Tae Kwon Do was won by Greek athlete Michalis Mouroutsosin men's -58 kg division in Sydney.
*. 2001– Zug massacre: In Zug, Switzerland, Friedrich Leibacher shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.
*. 2002– Timor-Leste joins the United Nations.
*. 2005– After 162 episodes, Tom and Jerry airs its final episode titled, The Karate Guard.
*. 2012– A mass shooting takes place at Accent Signage Systems, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, killing 6 people, including the gunman who committed suicide, and wounding 2 others.