James Tubridy was born.
Marilyn Cowhey was born.
1962 - The first session of Vatican II was convened by Pope John XXIII.
1984 - Space shuttle Challenger astronaut, Kathryn Sullivan, became the first American woman to walk in space.
Daniel Twomey was born.
1492 - Columbus landed in present-day Bahamas.
2000 - 17 U.S. sailors were killed in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
1792 - The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
1943 - Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.
Michael Benedetto was born.
Fernando Pires was born.
Claire Weisz was born.
1066 - The Normans, under William the Conqueror, defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings.
1947 - U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager became the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound.
1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights.
David Bernstein was born.
Christina Conti was born.
1951 - I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had its television debut.
1991 - Clarence Thomas got a narrow (52–48) Senate confirmation of his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Laurice Keating was born.
Robby Schwach was born.
1793 - French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
1978 - John Paul II was elected pope.
Jessica Schulman was born.
1931 - Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS