Today is the 6th day of the year, with only 359 days remaining.
1838 - Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
1910 - The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
1912 - New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among India's poorest and sickest people.
1930 - The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana to New York City.
1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
1967 - United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch Operation Deckhouse Five in the Mekong River delta.
1994 - Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.
1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Phillipines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.