1883: An estimated F3 tornado was reported in the Redfield/Hitchcock areas. At least one farmhouse was destroyed, and three people were killed on one farm.
1911: Actor Hume Cronyn was born in London, Ontario, Canada.
1940: The Democratic national convention at Chicago Stadium nominated President Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term in office.
1981: The price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.38 in Aberdeen.
Source: Dacotah Prairie Museum and The Associated Press