1810 Colombia declared independence from Spain.
1881 Fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.
1951 King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated.
1960 Sirima Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became the world’s first woman prime minister.
1969 Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.
1985 Treasure hunters found the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the coast of Key West, Fla., in 1622 during a hurricane. The ship contained over 400 million in coins and silver ingots.