b 1519 - Envoys of Montezuma II attended the first Easter mass in Central America.
1558 - Mary, Queen of Scotland, married the French dauphin, Francis.
1833 - A patent was granted for first soda fountain.
1948 - The Berlin airlift began to relieve the surrounded city.
1953 - Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1962 - MIT sent a TV signal by satellite for the first time.
1974 - David Bowie released “Diamond Dogs.”
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer was introduced.
1990 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL. It was carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.
1998 - ABC confirmed that it was canceling the TV series “Ellen.” The show was the first series to feature an openly gay lead character.