1802 Author Victor Hugo was born in Besancon, France.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France.
1846 Frontiersman-turned-showman William F. ”Buffalo Bill” Cody was born in Scott County, Iowa.
1848 The Second French Republic was proclaimed.
1929 President Calvin Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park.
1932 Country musician Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Ark.
1951 The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.
1952 Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb.
1987 The Tower Commission issued its report on the Iran-Contra affair, rebuking President Ronald Reagan for failing to control his national security staff.
1993 A bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of New York City’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000.
And I know at least one or two people I know might be excited to learn that today is Marshall Faulk’s birthday.