1215, Britain’s King John signed the Magna Carta, the first charter of English freedoms, and one of the most important documents in the history of political and human liberty.
1775, The Second Continental Congress votes unanimously to appoint George Washington Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army.
1851, Baltimore dairyman Jacob Fussell sets up the first ice cream factory.
1916, The Boy Scouts of America is formed.
1924, J. Edgar Hoover becomes head of the FBI.
1928Ty Cobb steals home for the 50th and final time.
1951Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory.
1960The Apartment premieres in New York. The film, directed by Billy Wilder, stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley McLaine.
1965Bob Dylan records “Like a Rolling Stone.”
1990Dick Tracy premieres. The film stars Warren Beatty and Madonna.
1992, Then-Vice President Dan Quayle, relying on an incorrect flash card, tells a Trenton, New Jersey, elementary school student that potato is spelled “potatoe.”
1996Ella Fitzgerald, the “first lady of song,” died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 78.
2005Batman Begins premieres. (Directed by Christopher Nolan; Starring Christian Bale and Michael Caine)
2015President Donald Trump launched his campaign for US President.