At A Glance

1570 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England and absolves her subjects from allegiance to the crown.

1793 1st US Cabinet meeting, held at George Washington’s home.

1836 Samuel Colt patents first revolving barrel multishot firearm.

1859 First use of “insanity plea” to prove innocence.

1862 Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.

1870 Hiram R Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS).

1910 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops.

1964 Muhammad Ali TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title.

1969 West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet.

2015 BRIT Awards: Best Single Uptown Funk, Best Album “X” by Ed Sheeran.

More Stories