1933 – Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles (25,099 km) in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes (More info)

1934 – Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1″ — John Dillinger — is killed by FBI agents (More info)

1942 – The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to wartime demands (More info)

1975 – Congress restores Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s US citizenship (More info)

2003 – Saddam Hussein’s sons, Uday and Qusay, are killed in a firefight (More info)