In 1902, Felix Pedro discovered gold on Cleary Creek, touching off a stampede that resulted in the founding of Fairbanks.
In the nation
In 1796, Gen. Moses Cleaveland founded Cleveland.
In 1933, American aviator Wiley Post completed the first solo flight around the world in seven days and 1834 hours.
In 1934, a man identified as bank robber John Dillinger was killed by federal agents in Chicago.
In 1975, U.S. Congress voted to restore the American citizenship of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
In the world
In 1946, Jewish terrorists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 people.