This day in history

  • 1611 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, oldest existing university in Asia and largest Catholic university in the world
  • 1770 British Captain James Cook, aboard the endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia
  • 1789 Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh in the South Pacific
  • 1910 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England
  • 1937 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am
  • 1977 Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany

Source: Onthisday.com

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