n 753 BC - Today is the traditional date of the foundation of Rome.
1689 - William III and Mary II were crowned joint king and queen of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1789 - John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President.
1898 - The Spanish-American War began.
1916 - Bill Carlisle, the infamous ‘last train robber,’ robbed a train in Hanna, WY.
1959 - The largest fish ever hooked by a rod and reel was caught by Alf Dean. It was a 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds.
1977 - “Annie” opened on Broadway.
1984 - In France, it was announced that doctors had found virus believed to cause AIDS.
1987 - Special occasion stamps were offered for the first time by the U.S. Postal Service. “Happy Birthday” and “Get Well” were among the first to be offered.
1998 - Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away.