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1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death
1534 - European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick.
1550 - Chocolate introduced (huhoh!!)
1607 - "God Save the King" is 1st sung
1668 - Isaac Newton receives MA from Trinity College, Cambridge
1802 - 1st comic book "The Wasp," is published
1829 - Royal Military Chapel forms
1846 - US annexs California
1863 - 1st military draft by US (exemptions cost $100)
1863 - Orders barring Jews from serving under US Grant are revoked
1898 - US annexes Hawaii
1905 - 127Â°F (53Â°C), Parker Ariz (state record)
1928 - Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.
1930 - Construction begins on Boulder (Hoover) Dam
1937 - Japanese & Chinese troops clash, (Marco Polo Bridge), becomes WW II
1941 - US forces land in Iceland to forestall Nazi invasion
1947 - Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident.
1948 - 6 female reservists become 1st women sworn into regular US Navy
1958 - Pres Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood
1967 - Beatles "All You Need is Love" is released
1967 - Doors "Light My Fire" hits 1
1969 - Canadas House of Commons approves equality of French-English language
1972 - 1st women FBI members sworn in (Susan Lynn Roley & Joanne E Pierce)
1976 - Viking 2 goes into orbit around Mars
1981 - The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, successfully completes a 163 mile flight across the English Channel
1982 - Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69
1986 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
2007 - Pope Benedict XVI issues the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum, removing restrictions on celebrating the old Tridentine Mass.