1. 1614: Pocahontas, daughter of the Algonquin chief Powhatan, married English colonist John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia, leading to a period of peace between the English settlers and Powhatan Confederacy.

2. 1722: Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen discovered Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.

3. 1792: U.S. President George Washington exercised the first presidential veto, rejecting a congressional measure for the apportionment of representatives among the states.

4. 1955: Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the second time.

5. 1976: Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes died in Houston, Texas, at the age of 70.

6. 1994: American musician Kurt Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of the band Nirvana, was found dead in his home in Seattle, Washington. His death was ruled a suicide.

7. 1998: In Japan, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time, opened to traffic. It spans the Akashi Strait, connecting the city of Kobe on the Japanese mainland to Awaji Island.

8. 2010: An explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia, USA, killed 29 miners. It was one of the deadliest mining accidents in the United States in decades.

9. 2014: A South Korean ferry named MV Sewol sank off the coast of Jindo Island, resulting in the deaths of 304 passengers and crew members, mostly high school students on a field trip.

10. 2019: The first-ever image of a black hole was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, which involved a global network of telescopes. This groundbreaking achievement provided direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy M87.