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- 1903 – The Ford Motor Company ships its first car, the Model R, with an engine that powers its four wooden wheels with whale oil.
- 1928 – The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to settle in one place, surrender their Gypsy gold, and take a bath goddammit!
- 1969 – NASA astronaut Louis Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the moon (pictured) when Apollo 11 splashes down in the Sea of Tranquillity.
- 1974 – Turkeys invade Cyprus.
- 1981 – The chemical compund Anime is first isolated in a Japanese laboratory.
- 2006 – A small Minnesota town mourns the loss of a small child who drowned in a pond.