753 B.C – Legend says Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, founded Rome.
1509 – Henry VIII became King of England.1782 – Friedrich Froebel German educator and founder of the kindergarten, was born.
1789 – John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.
1816 – Charlotte Bronte, author of “Jane Eyre, was born.
1838 – John Muir, the father of the environmental movement, died.
1910 – The author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, died.
1918 – The German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, “The Red Baron,” was shot down.
1926 – Queen Elizabeth II was born.
1945 – The Red Army entered the outskirts of Berlin.
1959 – Robert Smith, musician from The Cure, was born.
1960 – Brazilia became the capital of Brazil, taking over from Rio de Janeiro.