1565: 1st Spanish settlement in the Philippines forms at Cebu City
1865: Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
1904: The Australian Labor Party under Prime Minister Chris Watson becomes the first Labor government in the world
1945: Italian partisans capture Benito Mussolini at Dongo (Lake Como)
2005: The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France