1571 – The Royal Exchange opened in London.
1793 – Humane Society of Philadelphia (America’s 1st aid organization) founded.
1870 – US cavalrymen killed 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what is known as the Marias Massacre, in Montana.
1964 – The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in national elections, was ratified.
1977 – Roots premiered on ABC
1978 – Chicago Guitarist Terry Kaith’s last words were “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded” while playing russian roulette.
1983 – The “A Team” premiered on NBC
1984 – Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik for the WWF (now WWE) championship
1985 – Thundercats debuted, in syndication
1986 – The 1st induction of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame included Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
1998 – Spice Worls, The Gingerbread Man, Slappy and teh Stinkers and Swept From The Sea were released in theaters.
2003 – Mythbusters premiered on The Discovery Channel
2008 – U2 3D debuted in theaters.