Today is the 132nd day of the year, with only 233days remaining until the new year.
1551 - National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.
1864 - Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die at the "Bloody Angle" during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
1865 - The first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory at the Battle of Palmito Ranch.
1932 - Ten weeks after his abduction Charles Lindbergh Jr., is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey.
1941 - Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, Germany.
1942 - 1,500 Jews are sent to gas chambers in Auschwitz.
2002 - Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President to visit the island since the 1959 revolution.
2008 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of workplace and arrest nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.