1644-1st UFO sighting in America by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston
1778-Capt James Cook stumbles over Hawaiian Islands
1817-San Mart¡n leads a revolutionary army over Andes
1869-Elegant Calif Theatre opens in SF
1871-German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I
1911-1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
1913-Captain Robert Falcon Scott reaches South Pole
1919-Versailles Peace Conference
1949-1st US Congressional Standing Committee headed by Negro -W Dawson
1956-Tunisian Revolution Day (National Day)
1969-Soyuz 5 returns to Earth
1973-Islanders break 12 game losing streak 20 game road winless streak
1980-Barbara Britton dies
1984-80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
1985-US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous agreement
1986-24th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 7 returns to Earth