1793 – Marie Antoinette is beheaded in France, following her husband, former King Louis XVI, who was executed nine months earlier.
1859 – Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory at Harpers Ferry, an attempt to start an armed revolt of enslaved people.
1923 – Walt Disney and is brother, Roy, found the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in Hollywood, California. It is now one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world.
1958 – Chevrolet introduces the El Camino, a car-truck hybrid built on the Impala body. It was inspired by the Ford Ranchero.