1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company.
1937 – The Guiding Light debuted on NBC radio from Chicago.
1939 – Joe Louis KO’d John Henry Lewis in one round for the World Heavyweight boxing title.
1945 – Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first US city to begin fluoridating the drinking water.
1955 – Columbia University scientists developed an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years.
1961 – President Kennedy held the first live presidential press conference.
1985 – The Falcon and the Snowman was released in theaters.
2002 – The Mothman Prophecies debuted in theaters.
2004 – Opportunity rover (MER-B) landed on the surface of Mars.
2008 – Meet the Spartans, Rambo and Untraceable debuted in theaters.
2013 – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters debuted in theaters.