1879: Humorist Will Rogers is born in Oologah, Indian Territory, Oklahoma.
1922: British archaeologist Howard Carter finds entrance to King Tut's tomb in Egypt.
1924: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected first female governor in United States.
1960: Dr. Jane Goodall begins 55-year study of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
1979: Iranians overrun U.S. embassy in Tehran taking 53 American hostages.
1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated following a political rally in Tel Aviv.
2008: Barack Obama is elected 44th President of United States.
2010: Baseball Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dies in Thousand Oaks, California at age 76.