1778 – English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands”.
1969 – Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He was asking for 8 million dollars, but won considerably less. (Image: pinterest.com…Left to right, Lennon, Harrison, McCartney, Best)
1993 – The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 U.S. states for the first time.
1995 – The “yahoo.com” domain was created.
1996 – Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.