Caligula became emperor in 37. Samoset, the first Native American to make contact with the settlers of Plymouth Colony and the first Native American that little white kids used to learn about in school, walked through the colony, greeting the shocked colonists in English, in 1621. Wanderers FC defeated the Royal Engineers AFC 1-0 in for the first FA Cup in 1872. Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuelled rocket in 1926. Mississippi ratified the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, thereby abolishing slavery in the state, in 1995. Yes, 1995.
Born today: James Madison (1751-1836), Georg Ohm (1789-1854), Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), René François Armand Sully-Prudhomme (1839-1907), Leo McKern (1920-2002), Jerry Lewis (1926), Bernardo Bertolucci (1940), Isabelle Huppert (1953), Nancy Wilson (1954), Peaches Geldof (1989) and Theo Walcott (1989).