• The RMS Queen Mary sets sail in 1934.
•The first televised presidential debate occurs between Richard M. Nixon and John F.Kennedy in 1960. Nixon was super sick, that's why he looked so sweaty and pale.
•The Beatles release "Abbey Road" in 1969. Originally titled "Everest", the band didn't feel like traveling to Nepal for the photo so they just stepped outside the studio. The rest is history.
•Houston Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan sets an MLB record with his fifth no-hitter in 1981.
The third set of “Annus Mirabilis” papers are published by Einstein in 1905. These papers introduced E=MC² or the Theory of Relativity.
Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first Secretary of State in 1789.
After two years and nine months, the circumnavigation of Francis Drake ends in Plymouth, England, in 1580.
The first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery is performed by Dr. Frank Jobe in 1974. The surgery would later be informally called Tommy John surgery after the man it was performed on, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Tommy John.
Joseph Pulitzer founds Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1912.
California’s Sequoia National Park is established by Congress in 1890. I’ve been there. It’s kinda cool.
The Congressional Compensation Amendment, The Congressional Apportionment Act (both unratified), and the Bill of Rights are passed by Congress in 1789.
The first newspaper printed in British Colonial American was "Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick" in 1690. It was the first multipage newspaper and was shut down four days later, on September 29th, after its first and only publication made an article that offended the governor. No other newspapers would be published until John Campbell's "The Boston News-Letter" in 1704.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches the Pacific Ocean. He became the first European to lead an expedition to cross the Isthmus of Panama and see or reach the Pacific from the New World in 1513.
Honestly, nothing happened today except Juan Peron returned to power in Argentina in 1973 and the Karlstad Treaty was signed between Sweden and Norway which dissolved the union between the countries in 1905.
Honda is founded in 1948.
Theodore Roosevelt labels Wyoming's Devil's Tower as the nations first National Monument in 1906. I’ve been there.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints renounces polygamy in 1890.
After Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the gold market, President Ulysses Grant causes a new kind of Black Friday in 1869 after he causes the prices to plummet after telling the Treasury to sell large quantities of it.
The Judiciary Act is passed by Congress in 1789. This Act created both the federal judiciary system and the office of the Attorney General while also ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.
•King George III was the longest reigning British monarch until his granddaughter Queen Victoria surpassed his reign in 1896.
•Operation Little Vittles is started by Gail Halvorsen as part of the Berlin Airlift in 1948.
•Secret Service agents stop Sarah Jane Moore from assassinating Gerald Ford in 1975.
•The public can view the Dead Sea Scrolls for the first time in 1991.
The Lindal Railway Accident occurs in 1892. A train falls into a hole and is then buried by the hole. That’s it. That’s the accident.
Abraham Lincoln releases a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.
Through God, the Angel Moroni tells Joseph Smith where to find the Golden Plates. Smith claims to have found them after this encounter in 1823.
The United States Postermaster General’s office is established in 1789 with Benjamin Franklin as the first holder.
21 year old American spy Nathan Hale is caught by the British and executed in 1776.
Those accused of witchcraft are hanged during the Salem witch trials. Everyone else is eventually released in 1692.
Galileo, the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet, is sent to Jupiter’s orbit to be destroyed in 2003.
President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court of the United States. She is unanimously approved and becomes the first female Associate Justice in 1981.
Sticking with the theme of gaining independence, Belize gains it from the United Kingdom in 1981.
Malta remains a Commonwealth of the United Kingdom despite gaining independence in 1964.
Salvador Lutteroth González founds Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre, the first Mexican professional wrestling organization in 1933.
Benedict Arnold meets the British and gives them the plans to West Point in 1780.
British forces occupy New York and burn portions of it to the ground in 1776.
In 1973, Jim Croce, Maury Muehleisen, Denis Rast, Kenneth D. Cortese, George Stevens and Robert N. Elliot are all killed in Natchitoches, Louisiana when their Beechcraft E18S airplane crashes while taking off at Natchitoches Regional Airport. Croce was 30 years old and at the height of his fame. His fifth album “I Got A Name” would release December 1st, 1973, two months after his death.
Due to World War Two, the first Cannes Film Festival was postponed. The first one would eventually happen in 1946.
Chester Alan Arthur is sworn in as the 21st President of the United States in 1881 after James Garfield dies in office. Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau July 2nd and would die from infection September 19th, 79 days later.
Edward, Prince of Wales, future King Edward VIl of the United Kingdom, visits North America in 1860, the first Prince of Wales to do so.
Robert of Geneva becomes Antipope Clement VI in 1378. Him becoming elected starts The Papal schism.
•Maximin Giraud and Mélanie Calvat see a Marian Apparition, Our Lady of La Salette in 1846.
•The :) and :( emoticons are first seen in Carnegie Mellon bulletin board system by Scott Fahlman in 1982.
•On the border of Italy and Austria in 1991, Otzi the ice man was discovered in the Otzal Alps He is Europe's oldest known natural human mummy. He is also 5'3.
•"Industrial Society and Its Future", the Unabombers manifesto is published by The New York Times and The Washington Post in 1995.
The Parents Music Resource Center is formed by Tipper Gore while Frank Zappa, John Denver, and other musicians testify at US hearings about the obscenity of rock music in 1985.
Currently thinking about how Representative Lucas Miller (D-WI), proposed a Constitutional amendment that would change the name of the United States of America to the "United States of the Earth", purely because he believed that it would be “possible for this republic to grow through the admission of new states…until every nation on earth has become part of it."
In a 1796 edition of “Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser”, George Washington publishes his (although almost entirely written by Alexander Hamilton) farewell address: “The Address of Gen. Washington to the People of America on His Declining the Presidency of the United States”.
The first United States federal budget is passed by the Continental Congress in 1778.