1559 – Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
1610 – Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
1842 – Dr. William Brydon, a surgeon in the British Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for (reputedly) being the sole survivor of an army of 16,500 when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad.
1888 – National Geographic Society founded (Washington, D.C.)
1906 – 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
1928 – RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
1942 – World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1966 – 1st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
1978 – NASA select its first American women astronauts
1992 – Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.