1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1819 – British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore
1855 – The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
1878 – 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, CT)
1887 – Work begins on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
1933 – The name “Pakistan” is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, gradually it is accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
1986 – Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board.