Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1945: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany (more info)

1947: Princess—now Queen—Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London (more info)

1962: President John F. Kennedy agrees to lift the American blockade of Cuba, thus ending the Cuban Missile Crisis (more info)

1969: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, stunning the American public (more info)

1985: Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released (more info)

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