1430 - Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
1533 - The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1701 - Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder.
1788 - South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U. S. Constitution.
1873 - Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.
1915 - Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
1934 - Bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen car in Bienville Parish, La.
1937 - Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died in Ormond Beach, Fla.
1945 - Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
1960 - Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1992 - The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.
1997 - Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.