1792 – Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion, The Witch of Atlas, Hellas, Adonais, A Defence of Poetry, Ode to the West Wind) was born in Sussex, England.
1821 – The Saturday Evening Post was published as a weekly for the first time.
1927 – Radio station 2XAG, later named WGY, the General Electric station in Schenectady, NY, began experimental operations from a 100,000-watt transmitter.
1964 – The bodies of 3 missing civil rights workers were found buried in an earthen dam near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney had been missing since June 21.