1792 – The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington, D.C. It becomes known as the “White House” and John Adams in 1800 becomes the first president to live in it.
1943 – After Mussolini is deposed, Italy declares war on Germany, its former Axis partner, and joins the battle on the side of the Allies.
1967 – The American Basketball Association debuts with the Anaheim Amigos losing to the Oakland Oaks 134-129.
2010 – The last of 33 Chilean miners are rescued from nearly a half mile underground after being trapped for 69 days. They survived being trapped underground longer than anyone else in recorded history.