American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.
American Civil War: Battle of Iuka: Union troops under General William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by General Sterling Price.
Women's suffrage: In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.
The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.
The first Glastonbury Festival is held, at a farm belonging to Michael Eavis.
The Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.
Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all time saves leader with 602.