930: World’s oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
1868: Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful of its kind
1960: 1st contraceptive pill is made available for purchase in the U.S.
1972: Hurricane Agnes becomes America’s costliest natural disaster, affecting 15 states, with 119 deaths and $3 billion in damage
1974: 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1979: Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” becomes No. 1 album in the US featuring “Take the Long Way Home”
2016: Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union