1. 1671: Thomas Blood, famously known as Colonel Blood, attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

2. 1868: The city of Reno, Nevada, was founded.

3. 1887: Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opened in London, introducing a romanticized version of the American West to a new audience.

4. 1901: Australia opened its first parliament in Melbourne.

5. 1926: Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett reportedly flew over the North Pole, a claim that has since been disputed.

6. 1941: British intelligence captured German submarine U-110, along with its Enigma machine, which helped decipher German codes during WWII.

7. 1955: West Germany joined NATO.

8. 1978: The body of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was found, after he had been abducted and murdered by the Red Brigades, a far-left terrorist group.

9. 2001: Ghanaian football legend Abedi Pele retired. He is considered one of the greatest African footballers of all time.

10. 2014: The Constitutional Court of Turkey lifted the ban on YouTube, which had been in place for two months.