1783 - American Revolutionary War: The war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1939 - World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia declare war on Germany.
1976 - Viking program: The Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars and takes the first close-up, color photos of the planet's surface.
1875 - Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (d. 1951)
1963 - Amber Lynn, American porn star
1658 - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England (b. 1599)