1899 End of Spanish rule in Cuba
1900 ‘Open Door Policy’ to promote U.S.-
1965 William Kenney was born.
1977 Apple Computer was incorporated.
1334 Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, was born.
1951 Lisbeth and Walter Roessler were married.
1946 Syd Barrett was born in Cambridge, England.
1977 Dr. Robert Hugh Wilson died.
1854 Birthday of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
1894 William Kennedy Dickson received a patent for motion picture film.
1920 New York State Assembly refused to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
1927 First transatlantic telephone call was made, New York City to London.
871 Alfred the Great led a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
1982 The breakup of AT&T.
2014 American poet Amiri Baraka died.
1937 Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis was released in Germany.
1906 Albert Hofmann, Discoverer of LSD-
2016 William A. “Bill” Del Monte, the last survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, died in Marin County, California at age 109.
888 Odo, Count of Paris, became King of the Franks.
1967 The first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles.
2001 Wikipedia encyclopedia went online.
1946 First session of UN Security Council.
2019 Mary Oliver, poet, died at age 83.
1911 Eugene B. Ely landed on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco Bay, the first aircraft landing on a ship.
1978 Last German made Volkswagen Beetle left VW’s plant in Emden.
2008 John Stewart of The Kingston Trio died.
250 Pope Fabian was martyred in Emperor Decitus’ Christian persecutions in Rome.
1920 American Civil Liberties Union was founded.
2018 United States federal government shut down when the Senate failed to pass a temporary funding bill.
1525 Swiss Anabaptist Movement was founded in Zürich.
1535 French Protestants were burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.
1960 Thomas R. Phipps was born.
1976 The Concorde supersonic jet passenger service began.
1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardoned nearly all Vietnam War draft evaders.
1571 The Royal Exchange opened in London.
1950 The Knesset resolved that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
1997 Madeleine Albright became first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.
41 Roman Emperor Caligula assassinated by his own Paetorian Guards.
1862 Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.
1919 The League of Nations was founded.
1949 The first Emmy Awards were presented.
1915 Rocky Mountain National Park was established by act of U.S. Congress.
1302 Dante Alighieri exiled from Florence.
2006 Western Union discontinued its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
1393 King Charles VI of France was nearly killed when several dancers’ costumes caught fire during a masquerade ball.
1521 Diet of Worms began (ran until May 25).
1986 Harry Otto Fischer died.
1834 U.S. President Andrew Jackson ordered the first ever use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
1847 Yerba Buena, California was renamed San Francisco, California.
1848 John C. Frémont was court-
1862 Alvan Graham Clark discovered white dwarf star Sirius B, companion of Sirius.
2010 Avatar became the first film to gross over $2 billion worldwide.