1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo to recant his view that the Sun is the center of the Universe (More info)

1944 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill into law (More info)

1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin (More info)

2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon (More info)

2011 – James “Whitey” Bulger, a violent mob boss wanted for 19 murders, is arrested after 16 years on the run (More info)