1863 - American Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson - Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana.
1879 - War of the Pacific: naval battle of Iquique and Punta Gruesa. Chilean ships Esmeralda and Covadonga, that were blocking the Iquique harbour fought against peruvian vessels Huascar and Independencia. The Huascar sank the Esmeralda and the Covadonga forced the Indepenciia to run aground. Chilean captain [[Arturo Prat died.
1998 - School shooting: At Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, Kipland Kinkel (who was suspended for bringing a gun to school) shoots a semi-automatic rifle into a room filled with students killing 2 wounding 25 others after killing his parents at home.