In 1497, John Cabot landed in North America at Newfoundland.
In 1664, the colony of New Jersey was founded, beginning a long course of history that would end up making Snooki famous.
In 1813, British and Indian troops defeated US troops at the Battle of Beaver Dams.
In 1916, Mary Pickford becomes the first female million dollar movie star.
In 1938, pieces of a large meteor struck near Chicora, PA.
In 1947, the term “flying saucer” was born, near Mt. Rainier, WA.
In 1948, the Berlin Blockade began.
In 1950, Willie Mays made his pro baseball debut with Trenton, NJ, the New York Giants’ farm club.
In 2010, American John Isner defeated Frenchman Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon, in the longest match in pro tennis history.