1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on Great Britain.
1832 – President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
1850 – President Millar Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor’s death.
1890 – Wyoming is admitted as the 44th state.
1913 – The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.
1925 – The so-called “Monkey Trial” begins of John T. Scopes, a high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
1962 – Telstar, the world’s first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
1985 – Coca-Cola, besieged by consumers dissatisfied with the new Coke formula introduced in April, dusted off the old formula and dubbed it “Coca-Coca Classic.”