Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith, 2017), International Stuttering Awareness Day
1797 – Dropping from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet (980 m) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin carried out the first descent using a frameless parachute (schematic pictured).
1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster, Scotland’s worst mining accident, occurred when an explosion at a colliery in Blantyre killed 207 miners.
1907 – A bank run forced New York’s Knickerbocker Trust Company to suspend operations, which triggered the Panic of 1907.
1966 – With their album The Supremes A’ Go-Go, The Supremes became the first all-female group to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard 200.
2001 – The controversial video game Grand Theft Auto III was first released to critical acclaim, and went on to popularise open world and mature-content games.