1. 1858: Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” is first played, at a wedding in Germany.

2. 1915: Alexander Graham Bell in New York makes the first transcontinental telephone call to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.

3. 1949: The first Emmy Awards are presented.

4. 1981: The 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days are released.

5. 2020: The Chinese city of Wuhan goes into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.