1439- Henry VI proclaimed a kissing ban across England in an attempt to stop the spread of disease.
1782- Mozart’s opera “Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail” premiers in Vienna.
1926- National Geographic photographer Charles Martin captured the first natural underwater photos.
1945- First detonation of a nuclear weapon- US Trinity project.
1951- Novel “Catcher in Rye” by J. D. Salinger published.
1988- Carl Lewis is the first person to beat the 10 second barrier in a 100m sprint with the use of electronic timing.