1587 Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle aged 44 after being convicted of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth I in the Babington Plot

1672 Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London

1807 Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon’s forces and Russian Empire – 1st battle Napoleon isn’t victorious

1960 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name “Mountbatten-Windsor”.

1971 Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100

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1915 “The Birth of a Nation” the first 12-reel film in America, directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh, opens at Clune’s Auditorium in Los Angeles

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1735 First opera performance in North American colonies “Flora” opens in Charleston, South Carolina

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1936 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles

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1926 Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios

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1855 The Devil’s Footprints, hoof-like marks mysteriously appear for over 60km after a snowfall in southern Devon, England

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