1865   Slavery is abolished in the United States.

1940   Adolf Hitler issues his secret plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union–Operation Barbarossa.

1971   Jerry Lee Lewis and his cousin Myra Brown were divorced. They were married when she was 13 years old.

2008   United Arab Emirates holds it first-ever elections

Famous Birthdays

1946 -  Steven Spielberg, film director

1963 -  Brad Pitt, actor

1970 -  Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler