1919 – The first airship to cross the Atlantic, the British R-34, arrived in New York.
1942 – Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.
1962 – William Faulkner, U.S. novelist and Nobel Prize winner, died.
1967 – Civil war erupted in Nigeria over Biafran independence.
1971 – Louis Armstrong, jazz musician, died. His groups, the Hot Five and the Hot Seven, from 1925 to 1927, had a revolutionary impact on jazz.
1994 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin pleaded for time and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat pleaded for money when they jointly received a United Nations peace prize in Paris.
1998 – Roy Rogers, U.S. film actor known as “the singing cowboy”, died.
1999 – Labour Party leader Ehud Barak was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister after defeating rightist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by a landslide in the May election.
2005 – U.S. President George Bush celebrates his 59th birthday with the Queen of Denmark.
2008 – Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer to become the first Spaniard in over four decades to win the Wimbledon men’s singles crown.
2013 – Train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec includes explosion of tank cars carrying petroleum products.