1553 – Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England, succeeds Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.
1645 – Battle at Langport, Somerset: Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army beats Royalists
1877 – The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain
1905 – Dutch Queen Wilhelmina opens Technical Hague court
1934 – 1st sitting US President to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1934 – 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
1985 – French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.
1992 – Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
1994 – Sonia O’Sullivan runs female world record 2K (5:25.36)
2014 – Yair Lapid warns of Israeli Defense Force ground operation if Gazan rocket fire do not stop