1927 - The Grand Ole Opry broadcast it's first show from WSM in Nashville.
2007 - Cristina Fernandez was sworn in as Argentina's first elected female president.
1998 - Six astronauts opened the doors to the new international space station 250 miles above the Earth's surface.
1993 - The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor deployed the repaired Hubble Space Telescope into Earth's orbit.
1958 - The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the U.S. when 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707.
1953 - Hugh Hefner published the first "Playboy" magazine with an investment of $7,600.
1901 - The first Nobel prizes were awarded.
1869 - Women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory.
1817 - Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th American state.