1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned King of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. Political union would occur in 1707
1788 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor
1909 – Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover, England, United Kingdom) in 37 minutes
1946 – Operation Crossroads: An atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll.
1976 – Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo
.2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India‘s first female president.