1715 - The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts.
1914 - Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serb assassin. The dispute led to World War I.
1952 - Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
1986 - Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.