The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “893 – An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia” and the most recent is “2010 – Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.”
A couple other things that also took place are:
1867 – Congress approves the annexation of Midway Atoll, the first territory outside of the Continental US.
2008 – The Detroit Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers and end their season at 0-16, an NFL record.
Happy birthday to Elizabeth Jordan Carr, Denzel Washington, Mary Weiss, Edgar Winter, Charles Neville, Nichelle Nichols, Stan Lee, and Johnny Otis.