1792 – Mount Hood, Oregon is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton on sighting the mountain.
1863 – Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
1922 – King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
1969 – The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
1972 – The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich Olympic massacre are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.
1980 – The demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base’s Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
1998 – Space Shuttle mission STS-95 blasts off with 77-year-old John Glenn on board Shuttle Discovery, making him the oldest person to go into space and the only Mission Mercury astronaut to fly on a Shuttle.
1891 – Fanny Brice
1899 – Akim Tamiroff
1940 – Connie Mack III
1942 – Bob Ross
1947 – Richard Dreyfuss
1948 – Kate Jackson
1971 – Winona Ryder
1618 – Sir Walter Raleigh
1877 – Nathan Bedford Forrest
1901 – Leon Czolgosz
1911 – Joseph Pulitzer
1957 – Louis B. Mayer
1963 – Adolphe Menjou
1971 – Duane Allman