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.