1. 1495: First known reference to Scotch whisky appeared in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland.

2. 1533: Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England.

3. 1792: Kentucky was admitted as the 15th state of the United States.

4. 1796: Tennessee was admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

5. 1812: U.S. President James Madison asked Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, leading to the War of 1812.

6. 1869: Thomas Edison received his first patent for the electric vote recorder.

7. 1938: Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, made his debut in Action Comics #1.

8. 1943: British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Flight 777 was shot down by the German Luftwaffe, killing actor Leslie Howard.

9. 1967: The Beatles released their groundbreaking album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

10. 2009: General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, marking the fourth-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.