1900 – The Holland Senate ratified the 1899 peace conference decree that created in international arbitration court at The Hague.
1911 – The first old-age home for pioneers opened in Prescott, Arizona.
1932 – Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition.
1943 – Frank Sinatra made his debut as vocalist on radio’s “Your Hit Parade.”
1952 – Britain’s King George VI died. His daughter, Elizabeth II, succeeded him.
1971 – NASA Astronaut Alan B. Shepard used a six-iron that he had brought inside his spacecraft and swung at three golf balls on the surface of the moon. (Image: io9.gizmodo.com)
1973 – Construction began on the CN Tower in Toronto.
1985 – The French mineral water company, Perrier, debuted its first new product in 123 years. The new items were water with a twist of lemon, lime or orange.
2000 – U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared that she was a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from the state of New York.