1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA.
1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.
1901 - The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, committed its last American robbery near Wagner, MT. They took $65,000 from a Great Northern train.
1912 - Rube Marquand of the New York Giants set a baseball pitching record when earned his 19th consecutive win.
1940 - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio.
1971 - Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris at age 27.