- 1704: Battle of Blenheim
- 1960: Central African Republic declares independence from France.
- 1961: Construction of the Berlin Wall begins. Movement between East Berlin and West Berlin remains restricted for the next 28 years, until November 9 1989.
- 1818: Lucy Stone (women's rights activist)
- 1860: Annie Oakley (sharpshooter)
- 1899: Alfred Hitchcock (director)
- 1926: Fidel Castro (guerrilla / dictator)
- 1951: Dan Fogelberg (singer)