1543 - Nicolaus Copernicus published proof of a sun-centered solar system.
1738 - The Methodist Church was established.
1883 - After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
1930 - Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to Australia.
1976 - Britain and France opened trans-Atlantic Concorde service to Washington.
1994 - The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison.
2001 - Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.