Edited Highlights, Births:
* 1394 Philippa of England, queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)
* 1604 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1648)
* 1704 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (d. 1776)
* 1738 King George III of Great Britain (d. 1820)
* 1744 Patrick Ferguson, Scots army officer and rifle designer (d. 1780)
* 1754 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian editor and astronomer (d. 1832)
* 1787 Constant Prιvost, French geologist (d. 1856)
* 1801 James Pennethorne, English architect (d. 1871)
* 1821 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)
* 1867 C.G.E. Mannerheim, Marshal, Supreme Commander and later President of Finland (d. 1951)
* 1877 Heinrich Wieland, German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
* 1879 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
* 1881 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (d. 1962)
* 1907 Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
* 1916 Robert F. Furchgott, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
* 1923 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
* 1924 Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)
* 1927 Geoffrey Palmer, English actor
* 1928 Ruth Westheimer, German-born American sex therapist and author
* 1951 Charles Dickinson, American author
* 1951 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist
* 1955 Val McDermid, Scottish writer
* 1956 Keith David, American actor
* 1964 Sean Pertwee, English actor
* 1966 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
* 1967 Robert Shane Kimbrough, American astronaut
* 1975 Angelina Jolie
, American actress
Edited Highlights, Deaths:
* 1039 Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
* 1135 Emperor Huizong of China (b. 1082)
* 1206 Adθle of Champagne, wife of Louis VII of France
* 1257 Duke Przemysl I of Poland
* 1394 Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b. c 1369)
* 1663 William Juxon, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1582)
* 1798 Giacomo Casanova
, Italian womanizer and writer (b. 1725)
* 1801 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (b. 1750)
* 1830 Antonio Josι de Sucre, Great Marshall of Ayacucho (b. 1795)
* 1928 Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (b. 1873)
* 1929 Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
* 1939 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
* 1941 Wilhelm II of Germany, German emperor (b. 1859)
* 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, German SS senior officer and Nazi official, by assassination (b. 1904)
Edited Highlights, Everything else:
* 781 BC The first historic solar eclipse is recorded in China.
* 1039 Henry III becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
* 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh establishes the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina).
* 1615 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.
* 1769 A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.
* 1783 The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfiθre (hot air balloon).
* 1876 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.
* 1912 Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
* 1917 The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.
* 1919 Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
* 1940 World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends British forces complete evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France.
* 1940 World War II: Nazi forces enter the city of Paris, they finish taking control of the city 10 days later. (June 14, 1940)
* 1942 World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.
* 1943 A military coup in Argentina ousts Ramσn Castillo.
* 1944 World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
* 1989 The Tiananmen Square protests are violently ended in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army.
* 1989 Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.