On this day in 1497, Vasco daGama set sail on the first direct European voyage to India. In 1874, a force of 22 officers and 287 men departed from Fort Dufferin, Manitoba on their way to what is now Alberta, to form the Northwest Mounted Police. And in 1947, reports were broadcast of the crash landing of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico. Celebrating birthdays today: Anjelica Huston, Kevin Bacon, Beck and Robbie Keane. Today is the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Portugal.