1843 - Sir David Gill, a Scottish astronomer known for measuring astronomical distances, was born on this day

1924 - George Bush was born who went on to become the 41st President of the United States

1898 - Philippines became an independent nation

1964 - Nelson Mandela was committed to life in jail 

1976 - Gopinath Kaviraj, a prolific Indian philosopher and Sanskrit scholar, passed away this day. He was also the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award

1987 - Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall”

1991- Boris Yeltsin becomes Russia's first President

1994 - World's largest twinjet Boeing 777 made its first slight

2013- Russian Parliament unanimously passed a law banning gay propaganda

2016 - Mass Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida Kills 49 People

2018- The leaders of North Korea and the USA met for the first time ever.