1834 – In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a
Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.
1835 – John Templeton, John Moore, Stanley Cuthbart and Ellen Ritchie were charged in Wheeling, Virginia with illegally teaching blacks to read.
Bashir II surrenders to the British forces and goes into exile in Malta.
1843 - The British arrest Irish nationalist
Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy to commit crimes.
1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, former US President Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloonkeeper William Schrank. With a fresh flesh wound and the bullet still in him, Roosevelt still delivers his scheduled speech.
1913 - The Senghennydd Colliery disaster kills 439 people in South Wales. It is the UK's worst mining disaster.
1949 – Eleven leaders of the U.S. Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Ten defendants are sentenced to 5 years in prison each, and the eleventh to 3 years.
The Supreme Court upheld the convictions on June 4, 1951.
1968 – Vietnam War: 27 soldiers are arrested at the
Presidio in San Francisco for their peaceful protest of stockade conditions and the Vietnam War. Charged with mutiny, their long prison sentences are later reduced to two years.
1979 – The first
Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C. demands "an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people," drawing 200,000 people.
1981 – Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding
Richard Marshall of the
American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
1999 – The South Carolina Supreme Court rules that the video poker machines in the state must be unplugged by June 30, 2000.
2001 – Delta Flight 458 from Atlanta to Newark, New Jersey, is diverted to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, and passengers are taken off the flight while officials investigate a report of two "Middle Eastern men" making threats in a foreign tongue. It turned out to be two Orthodox Jews who were praying peacefully.