1789 New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1910 Francisco Madero began an armed revolt against the president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz.
1945 The war crimes trials of 24 German World War II leaders began in Nuremberg, Germany.
1947 The future Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Ediburgh.
1962 President John F. Kennedy agreed to lift the American blockade of Cuba, ending the Cuban missile crisis.
1975 Spain's General Francisco Franco died.
2000Peru's president Alberto Fujimori resigned.