1. 1770: Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France, in a proxy wedding in which her brother stood in for the groom.

2. 1866: The U.S. Congress authorized the minting of the first five-cent piece, also known as the “Shield nickel.”

3. 1868: The United States Senate failed by one vote to convict President Andrew Johnson as part of his impeachment trial.

4. 1929: The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

5. 1943: The Dambuster Raids by the Royal Air Force took place, targeting German dams during World War II using innovative “bouncing bombs.”

6. 1966: The Beach Boys released their iconic album “Pet Sounds” in the United States, which marked a significant evolution in their music style and the genre of rock.

7. 1975: Junko Tabei from Japan became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

8. 1991: Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.

9. 2003: In Casablanca, Morocco, suicide bombers carried out a series of attacks, killing 45 people and injuring over 100 others.

10. 2014: The military in Thailand staged a coup after months of political turmoil and instability, marking the country’s 12th successful coup since 1932.