1492 – Christopher Columbus signed a contract with Spain to find a passage to Asia and the Indies.
1629 – Horses were first imported into the colonies by the American Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1810 – Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton.
1875 – The game “snooker” was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.
1941 – Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off from water near Stratford, Connecticut.
1964 – The FBI lab reported that it could not determine the lyrics to “Louie Louie”.
1964 – The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model. (Image: wikipedia.org)
1964 – Jerrie Mock became first woman to fly an airplane solo around the world.
1969 – In Los Angeles, Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of assassinating U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1970 – Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank.