Constitution Day in the Dominican Republic (1844)
Gustavus Adolphus Day in Estonia, Finland and Sweden (1632)
Finnish Swedish Heritage Day in Finland
1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work by English author George Eliot (pictured), was submitted for publication.
1869 – In the first official American football game, Rutgers College defeated the College of New Jersey, 6–4, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1944 – The Hanford Atomic Facility in the US state of Washington produced its first plutonium, and it would go on to create more for almost the entire American nuclear arsenal.
1963 – Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ was appointed to head the South Vietnamese government by the military junta of General Dương Văn Minh, five days after the latter deposed and assassinated President Ngô Đình Diệm.
2004 – A man committing suicide parked his car on the railway tracks in Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, England, causing a derailment that killed seven people.