The Battle of Stoke ended the Wars of the Roses.
Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."
Events in James Joyce's novel Ulysses took place on this day, which is celebrated as Bloomsday, for the main character, Leopold Bloom.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act.
Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became the first woman in space.
Russia voted in its first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin eventually won in a runoff.
The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda,
contradicting White House beliefs.