1608 - The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.
1790 - In Paris, the marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil rights to women.
1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and protected the rights of American citizens in China.
1880 - "Science" began publication. Thomas Edison had provided the principle funding.
1901 - The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, committed its last American robbery they took $65,000 from a Great Northern train.
1944 - During World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.
1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.