2013 – Naro-1 becomes the first carrier rocket launched by South Korea.
1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
1989 – Closure of the American embassy in Kabul, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
1975 – The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
1968 – Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launch by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam, the United States, and their allies.
1960 – The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
1956 – African-American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1945 – World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: One hundred twenty-six American Rangers and Filipino resistance fighters liberate over 500 Allied prisoners from the Japanese-controlled Cabanatuan POW camp.
1911 – The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of Douglas McCurdy ten miles from Havana, Cuba.
1908 – Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is released from prison by Jan C. Smuts after being tried and sentenced to two months in jail earlier in the month.
1902 – The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
1862 – The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
1858 – The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of The Hallé orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen as well as Jackson himself.
1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
1820 – Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
1995 – Danielle Campbell, American actress
1989 – Jahvid Best, former American football player
1988 – Rob Pinkston, American actor and director
1986 – Nick Evans, American baseball player
1985 – Trae Williams, American football player
1981 – Jonathan Bender, American basketball player
1980 – Wilmer Valderrama, American actor and producer
1978 – John Patterson, American baseball player
1977 – Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player and coach
1976 – Andy Milonakis, American actor and rapper
1973 – Jalen Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster