1863 – Four days of rioting began in New York City by opponents of new laws passed by the United States Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.
1878 – At the conclusion of the Congress of Berlin, the major powers in Europe signed the Treaty of Berlin, redrawing the map of the Balkans.
1962 – In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismissed seven members of his Cabinet.
1973 – Watergate scandal: Under questioning by Senate investigators, White House deputy chief of staff Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of a secret taping system (tape recorder pictured) in the Oval Office.
2008 – War in Afghanistan: Taliban guerrillas attacked NATO troops in the far eastern province of Nuristan.