1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.
1533 - Henry VIII, who divorced his wife and became head of the church of England, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII.
1708 - The French were defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy.
1742 - A papal decree was issued condemning the disciplining actions of the Jesuits in China.
1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.
1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.
1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.
1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
1995 - Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States and Vietnam.