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1940 – Lascaux cave paintings discovered
1951 – Sugar Ray Robinson wins back belt
1953 – JFK marries Jacqueline Bouvier
1992 – Space Shuttle Endeavor takes off on NASA’s 50th shuttle mission
1961 – Patent #3,000,000 was granted for an automatic reading system for utilities to Kenneth Eldredge
1814 – Francis Scott Key pens Star-Spangled Banner
1971 – Attica prison riot ends
1936 – Bob Feller strikes out 17 at 17
1870 – Patent #107,304 was granted to Daniel C. Stillson for a the improved monkeywrench
1901 – President William McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds
1959 – Soviet probe reaches the moon
1999 – Millions flee from Hurricane Floyd
1993 – The Simpsons television show was registered by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
1978 – Ali defeats Spinks to win world heavyweight championship
1962 – The Four Seasons earn their first #1 hit with “Sherry”
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first female justice on the US Supreme Court
1968 – An Wang obtained a patent for a calculating apparatus, a basic component of computer technology
1908 – William Durant creates General Motors
1620 – Mayflower departs England
1940 – Franklin Roosevelt approves military draft
1857 – The words & music to the famous Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was registered by Oliver Ditson and Company under the title One Horse Open Sleigh