1660: English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
1792: Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
1846: Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican–American War
1945: “Elbe Day” – US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
1953: Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine
1954: Bell labs announces the 1st Solar Battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.
1990: Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by space shuttle Discovery