1688 – As part of the Glorious Revolution, King James II of England flees England to Paris, France after being deposed in favor of his nephew, William of Orange and his daughter Mary.

1913 – The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System.

1919 – Sex Disqualification Removal Act 1919 becomes law in the United Kingdom.

1972 – The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are recused after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.