1095 – Pope Urban II preaches first Crusade
1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
1817 – US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War
1826 – John Walker invents friction match in England. Then pours himself a drink
1868 – Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack
1885 – Earliest photograph of a meteor shower was made taken by Austro-Hungarian astronomer, Ladislaus Weinek, who caught a 7mm-long trail on a plate at his Prague observing station.
1889 – First permit issued to drive a car through Central Park issues to Curtis P Brady
1895 – Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize
1910 – New York’s Penn Station opens as world’s largest railway terminal
1924 – In NYC, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1943 – Conference of Teheran with Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin.
1951 – First rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
1951 – Cease-fire and demarcation zone accord signed in Korea
1954 – Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
1962 – First test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1965 – 25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington DC
1965 -First French satellite launched, France becomes 3rd nation in space
1967 – Beatles release “Magical Mystery Tour”
1970 – Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1971 – Soviet Mars 2 becomes first spacecraft to crash land on Mars