|1692: In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.|
|1862: The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins. |
|1865: The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.|
Jesse James holds up his first bank.
|1914: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.|