- 2001 - Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for only the second time (the other being in Bosnia) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
- 1995 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's All Star Team beats the Harlem Globetrotters 91-85, ending the Globetrotters' 24-year, 8,829-game winning streak.
- 1959 - Bonanza premiers. It's the first regularly-scheduled TV program presented in color.
- 490 BC - Athens defeats Persia at the Battle of Marathon
Today also marks the first annual Day of Encouragement. So give someone you know an extra dose of encouragement today.