1863 – Annie Jump Cannon is born. The American astronomer spent most of her career at Harvard Collge Observatory cataloging and creating a system for classifying stars.
1872 – Buffalo Bill Cody makes his fist stage appearance
1874 – James Lewis Kraft is born. He developed a process for pastuerizing cheese and founded Kraft Co. in 1920
1936 – Edward VII abdicates the throne to marry American divorcée, Wallis Simpson
1978 – Millions stolen from JFK Airport in infamous “Lufthansa heist” – only a portion of the money is ever recovered
2008 – Bernie Madoff is arrested and charged with masterminding a long-Ponzi scheme