Today in history
  • 1609Galileo Galilei demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • 1698Tsar Peter the Great the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe
  • 1768Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean
  • 1944General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation
  • 1963Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding
  • 1991Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
  • 2017President Donald Trump grants presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of contempt of court for racial profiling