1. 1904: A fire broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, destroying over 1,500 buildings in the city.

2. 1940: Walt Disney’s animated film “Pinocchio” was released in the United States.

3. 1964: The Beatles arrived in the United States for the first time, greeted by thousands of screaming fans at JFK Airport in New York City.

4. 1984: Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Bruce McCandless II made the first untethered spacewalk, using a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).

5. 1990: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union agreed to give up its monopoly on power, paving the way for the dissolution of the Soviet Union.