It is the 361st day of the year and there are only 4 days remaining.
1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World.
1831 - Charle Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution.
1932 - Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.
1939 - Erzincan. Turkey is hit by an earthquake, killing 30,000 people.
1968 - Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the moon.
1978 - Spain becomes a democracy after nearly 40 years of dictatorship.