Feast day of Saint Charles Lwanga and the Uganda Martyrs (Roman Catholic Church, Church of England, Lutheranism)
1658 – Pope Alexander VII appointed François de Laval as vicar apostolic of New France.
1892 – Liverpool F.C., one of England's most successful football clubs, was founded.
1937 – Nearly six months after Edward, Duke of Windsor, abdicated the British throne, he married American socialite Wallis Simpson (pictured) in a private ceremony near Tours, France.
1942 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launched two aircraft carrier raids on the United States Army barracks and the U.S. Navy base at Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
1982 – An assassination attempt on Shlomo Argov, the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, failed; this was later used as justification for the 1982 Lebanon War.