1566:French astrologer, physician, and prophet Nostradamus died.
1881:President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau; he died on Sept. 19.
1890:Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1937:Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world.
1964:President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
2002:Steve Fossett became the first to circumnavigate the globe solo in a balloon.