0303 - Perseus was arrested, tortured, and put to death.
1348 - The first English order of knighthood was founded. It was the Order of the Garter.
1500 - Pedro Cabal claimed Brazil for Portugal.
1521 - The Comuneros were crushed by royalist troops in Spain.
1896 - The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen was demonstrated in New York City.
1945 - The Soviet Army fought its way into Berlin.
1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version.
1988 - Kanellos Kanelopoulos set three world records for human-powered flight when he stayed in the air for 74 miles and four hours in his pedal-powered "Daedalus".