1431 – Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at age of 19. She had been convicted of sorcery.
1783 – The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in the United States.
1806 – Future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.
1854 – The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
1868 – Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern Memorial Day) is observed in the U.S. for the first time.
1883 – In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.
1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.