1834 – The city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.
1836 – The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers. It was a 2004 movie with Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton and in 1960 with John Wayne. (Image: imdb.com; left to right Denver Pyle, Richard Widmark, Jon Wayne
1973 – John Lennon’s visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before, while 1976, EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles.
1973 – U.S. President Nixon imposed price controls on oil and gas.
1976 – EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles. In addition “Yesterday” was released for the first time on 45 in the U.K.
1981 – Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of “CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite”. He had been on the job 19 years.
1992 – The last episode of “The Cosby Show” aired. The show had been on since September of 1984.
1992 – The computer virus “Michelangelo” went into effect.
1997 – A gunman stole “Tete de Femme,” a million-dollar Picasso portrait, from a London gallery. The painting was recovered a week later.
1997 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site. (Image: fortune.com)