Today is the 76th day of the year, with only 289 days remaining.
45 BC - In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda.
180 AD - Marcus Aurelius dies, leaving Commodus the sole emperor of the Roman Empire.
1776 - British forces evacuate Boston, Massachusetts after George Washington and Henry Knox place artillery in positions overlooking the city.
1891 - The SS Utopia collides with HMS Anson in the Bay of Gibraltar and sinks, killing 562 of the 880 passengers on board.
1941 - In Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art is officially opened by President Franklin Roosevelt.
1947 - The first flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
1950 - Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley announce the creation of element 98, which they name "Californium."
1960 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the National Security Council directive on the anti-Cuban covert action program that will ultimately lead to the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
1969 - Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.
1970 - The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.