Penda of Mercia defeated Oswald of Northumbria in 642. Sir Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colony in North America in 1583, at what is now St. John's, Newfoundland. The world's first electric traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914 and Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in 1962. Celebrating birthdays today: Neil Armstrong, Loni Anderson, Pete Burns, Sophie Winkleman and Iowa's own Lolo Jones. It is Independence Day in Burkina Faso.