1307- Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
1812 – War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
1963- In Dallas, Texas, U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J.D. Tippit. Odwald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.