1899 End of Spanish rule in Cuba
1900 ‘Open Door Policy’ to promote U.S.-
1965 William Kenney was born.
1334 Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, was born.
1951 Lisbeth and Walter Roessler were married.
1946 Syd Barrett was born in Cambridge, England.
1977 Dr. Robert Hugh Wilson died.
1854 Birthday of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
871 Alfred the Great led a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
1982 The breakup of AT&T.
2014 American poet Amiri Baraka died.
1904 Walter S. Roessler was born in Metz.
2016 William A. “Bill” Del Monte, the last survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, died in Marin County, California at age 109.
888 Odo, Count of Paris, became King of the Franks.
1967 The first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles.
2001 Wikipedia encyclopedia went online.
1911 Eugene B. Ely landed on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco Bay, the first aircraft landing on a ship.
2008 John Stewart of The Kingston Trio died.
250 Pope Fabian was martyred in Emperor Decitus’ Christian persecutions in Rome.
1920 American Civil Liberties Union was founded.
1960 Thomas R. Phipps was born.
1976 The Concorde supersonic jet passenger service began.
1977 U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardoned nearly all Vietnam War draft evaders.
1919 The League of Nations was founded.
2006 Western Union discontinued its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
1393 King Charles VI of France was nearly killed when several dancers’ costumes caught fire during a masquerade ball.
1521 Diet of Worms began (ran until May 25).
1986 Harry Otto Fischer died.
1862 Alvan Graham Clark discovered white dwarf star Sirius B, companion of Sirius.