1854 – Known as the Charge of the Light Brigade, 670 British cavalrymen fighting in the Crimean War attacked a heavily fortified Russian position and were killed.
1929 – During the Teapot Dome Scandal, Albert B. Fall, who served as U.S. President Warren Harding’s interior secretary, was found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office. He was the first presidential Cabinet member convicted of a crime.
1962 – U.S. ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson presented photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba to the U.N. Security Council.
1983 – U.S. troops invaded the tiny, leftist-ruled island in Grenada, rescuing 1,000 American students and restoring order to the country.