1630 – Charles II, King of England 1660 – 1685, was born.
1736 – American revolutionary Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, VA.
1790 – Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 states to ratify the United States Constitution.
1827 – The first nautical institution in the United States, Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin’s Lancasterian School, opened in Nantucket, MA.
1848 – Wisconsin became the 30th state to enter the union.
1903 – Actor and comedian Bob Hope was born in London.
1906 – Author T.H. White (The Once and Future King) was born in Bombay, India.
1916 – The U.S. President’s flag was adopted by executive order.
1917 – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was born in Brookline, MA.
1942 – Adolph Hitler ordered all Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris to wear an identifying yellow star on the left side of their coats.
1953 – Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, became the first humans to reach the top of Mount Everest.
1962 – John Buck O’Neil became the first Black coach in major-league baseball, when he accepted the post with the Chicago Cubs.