1521 – After a 3-month siege, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan fell to Spanish forces.
1818 – Women’s rights activist Lucy Stone (founder of American Suffrage Association) was born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.
1889 – William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut, patented the coin-operated telephone.
1899 – Film director – producer Alfred Hitchcock was born in London.
1961 – The German city of Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence.