1477 - William Caxton produced "Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres," which was the first book to be printed in England.
1738 - France & Austria sign peace.
1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica.
1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman."
1970 - Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon.
1983 - Argentina announced its ability to produce enriched uranium for use in nuclear weapons.
2001 - Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.