1642 – Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy

1656 – Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

1790 – 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

1925 – 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas

1959 – Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as president of France’s 5th Republic

1963 – “Mona Lisa”, on loan, unveiled in America’s National Gallery of Art

1998 – Scientists announced that they had discovered that galaxies were accelerating and moving apart and at faster speeds

2009 – In Egypt, archeologists entered a 4,300 year old pyramid and discovered the mummy of Queen Sesheshet