On this day in 1900, the first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
On this day in 2007, Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
On this day in 1859, the first dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
On this day in 1997, J. K. Rowling publishes the first of her Harry Potter novel series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK
On this day in 1982, The Thing and Blade Runner were both released.
On this day in 1314, the Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce.
Today is Go Skateboarding Day
On this day in 1975 the film Jaws is released in the US, starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".
On this day in 1846, the first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields.
On this day in 1815, The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.
On this day in 1898, M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator is born
Let’s celebrate National Beer Day (United Kingdom)
Happy World Blood Donor Day
On this day in 1966 theSupreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their Fifth Amendment rights before questioning them.
On this day in 1942, Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
On this day in 1936, the London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.
Happy World Art Nouveau Day!
On this day in 1961, Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author was born.
On this day in 1949, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
On this day in 1982, Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public. The bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
On this day in 1844, the Young Men’s Christian Association is founded in London.
On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.
On this day in 1977, JVC introduces its VHS videotape at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.
On this day in 2016, Muhammad Ali died
On this day in 1495, A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky
On this day in 1859, the clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
On this day, as Justin mentioned, in 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest,
On this day in 2016, Harambe, a gorilla, is shot to death in his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.
On this day in 1911, Vincent Price was born, and on this day in 1922, Christopher Lee was born
On this day in 1897, Dracula, a Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, is published.
On this day in 1941, Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, was born.
On this day in 1829, a patent for the accordion was granted to Cyrill Demian in Vienna, Austrian Empire.