1821 – The United States took possession of its newly bought territory Florida, from Spain.
1913 – Death Valley, California, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
1921 – Belfast’s Bloody Sunday: 16 people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1938 – Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.
1946 – Hungarian hyperinflation set a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day- Basically the equivalent of prices doubling every eleven hours.