1.  1559: Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.

2.  1870: A cartoon by Thomas Nast titled “A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion” symbolizing the Democratic Party as a donkey was published in Harper’s Weekly.

3.  1929: Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader, was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

4.  2001: Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, was launched.

5.  2009: US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing into the Hudson River after both engines failed. All 155 people on board survived, and the event became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”