1653 – Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
1795 – Belgium is conquered by France.
1827 – The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia
1864 – John Summerfield Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for US President Abraham Lincoln
1919 – Infamous ‘Black Sox’ Baseball World Series begins with Cincinnati Reds’ Dutch Ruether pitching a 6-hitter and hitting 3 RBI on 2 triples and a single for a 9-1 rout of White Sox
1924 – Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) and 5 mile (24:06.2)at Vilpuri, Russia
1961 – WOLO TV channel 25 in Columbia, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 – WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
1978 – The Voltaic Revolutionary Communist Party is founded.
2019 – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday claiming it published her private letter