1635 – Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony after speaking out against civil authorities punishing religious dissension and confiscation of Native American land.
1967 – Socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is executed by the Bolivian Army. 30 years later, his remains are reburied in Cuba in a ceremony attended by Fidel Castro.
1974 – Oskar Schindler, a German businessman and formerly a member of the Nazi Party, dies at age 66. He is credited with saving 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.
1992 – A bowling-ball-sized meteorite weighing 28 pounds crashes into a 1980 orange Chevy Malibu in Peekskill, New York.