1497 - Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation.
1562 - Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death).
Is it just me, or does this make you want to go to Naples and kiss in public? Just me? Ok, nevermind.
1822 - Charles Graham of NY patents artifical teeth.
1839 - Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours.
51 hours? Wowza!
1858 - Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox.
1882 - False teeth patented.
So, it took 60 years to get the patent?
1889 - Kansas passes first general antitrust law in the US.
1926 - Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle.
1942 - Construction of Alaska Highway began.
1959 - 1st known radar contact is made with Venus.
1959 - Barbie, the popular girls' doll, debuted, over 800 million sold.
1964 - 1st Ford Mustang produced.
1981 - Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News.
1986 - NASA announces searchers found remains of Challenger Astronauts.
1995 - Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
2011 - Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
(info gathered from historyorb.com)
Okay, people - go make history!!!