1789 - The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State.
1916 - During the Battle of the Somme, in France, tanks were first used in warfare when the British rolled them onto the battlefields.
1949 - "The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.
1978 - Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his 3rd World Heavyweight Boxing title.
1980 - "The Elephant Man" made its debut on Broadway, with David Bowie in his acting debut.