Today is the 105th day of the year, with only 260 days remaining.
1817 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
1892 - The General Electric Company is formed.
1912 - The RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner, sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 AM, two and a half hours after hitting an iceberg.
1920 - Two security guards are murdered during a robbery, that would convict Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti and execute them of the crime, amid much controversy.
1923 - Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
1924 - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
1941 - Known as the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred Luftwaffe bombers attack Belfast, Northern Ireland. They kill an estimated 1,000 people.
1945 - The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp is liberated by Allied forces.
1947 - Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color barrier.
1952 - It is the maiden flight of the American B-52 Stratofortress.
1955 - McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.
1958 - Walter O'Malley's Los Angeles Dodgers, host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.
1983 - Tokyo Disney Resort and Disneyland Park, opens in Tokyo Bay, Japan.
1989 - Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests begin in the People's Republic of China.