1. 1971: Astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission, becoming the first person to play golf on another celestial body.

2. 1998: Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in honor of the former U.S. President.

3. 2000: Tara Lipinski became the youngest gold medalist in Winter Olympics history, winning the women’s figure skating event at the age of 15 during the Nagano Games.

4. 2018: SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful operational rocket in the world at that time, with a payload that included a Tesla Roadster.

5. 2020: The first death outside China from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was reported in the Philippines, highlighting the global spread of the virus.