1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher for whom the Pulitzer Prize is named, was born in Budapest.
1849 – Walter Hunt of New York City patented the safety pin.
1882 – Frances Perkins, first female cabinet member, Secretary of Labor 1933 – 1945, was born in Boston.
1912 – The RMS Titanic departed from Southampton, England.
1919 – Emiliano Zapata, leader of the Mexican Revolution, was ambushed and killed in Morelos by government forces.
1941 – German and Italian invaders of Yugoslavia set of the Independent State of Croatia, which included Bosnia and Herzegovina.