1804 Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase was tried for political bias
1900 Irish author Oscar Wilde died in Paris at age 46.
1940 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married.
1966 Barbados became independent of Great Britain.
1974 The fossilized remains of a female human ancestor named Lucy (after the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) were found in Ethiopia.
1993 The Brady Bill, requiring a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases, is signed.
1995 President Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland.
2004 Ken Jennings ended his 74-game winning spree on the game show, Jeopardy!