1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason, and witchcraft.
1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London by printer Robert Barker.
1670 – King Charles II grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1863 – Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was mistakenly shot by his own soldiers. He died eight days later.
1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin in World War II.
1986 – The city of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the nuclear disaster.