1673 - The first recorded wine auction took place in London.
1872 - Luther Crowell received a patent for a machine that manufactured paper bags.
1872 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.
1872 - Silas Noble and J.P. Cooley patented the toothpick manufacturing machine.
1944 - "Big Week" began as U.S. bombers began raiding German aircraft manufacturing centers during World War II.
1962 - John Glenn made space history when he orbited the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He was the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule.
1965 - Ranger 8 crashed on the moon after sending back thousands of pictures of its surface.
1993 - Two ten-year-old boys were charged by police in Liverpool, England, in the abduction and death of a toddler. The two boys were later convicted.