1644 – Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting
1778 – Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1896 – The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.
1911 – For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.
1919 – WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
1923 – 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
1951 – 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
1957 – The first, non-stop, around-the-world, jet flight came to an end at Riverside, CA. The plane was refueled in mid-flight by huge aerial tankers.
1960 – US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
1989 – Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)