- World War I erupts. (1914)
- The US passes its first tariff legislation (1789)
- The first Jeep is released (1941)
- The Sonny and Cher Show debuts (1971)
- Charles Whitman takes a stockpile of guns and ammunition to the observatory platform atop a 300-foot tower at the University of Texas and proceeds to shoot 46 people, killing 16. (1966)
- PT-109, with Lt. JFK aboard, sinks. (1943)
Today is also my birthday. (1967) I have no killing sprees planned at this time.