1295 – Scotland and France form an alliance, the so-called "Auld Alliance", against England.
1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.
1935 – The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
1946 – The bikini is re-introduced in Paris, France (it was a Roman invention).
1948 – National Health Service Acts created the national public health systems in the United Kingdom
1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
1954 – Elvis Presley records That's All Right, his first single to be released. (I was born in the hospital where Elvis was pronounced deceased.)
1971 – Right to vote: the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.
1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.
1996 – Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.