Four black college students began a series of sit-ins at a white-only lunch counter in Woolworth’s, Greensboro, N.C. on this day in history 1960.
On this day in history 1790 the Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time, in New York City.
The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A–Ant, was published in the year 1884.
The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it tried to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere in 2003 after a sixteen-day mission in space. All seven members of the crew were lost.
Janet Jackson’s famous “wardrobe malfunction” occurred at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.