1429 - Joan of Arc defeated the besieging English at Orleans.
1926 - Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole.
1930 - A starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race for the first time.
1962 - A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.
1974 - The House Judiciary Committee began formal hearings on the Nixon impeachment.
1996 - In video testimony to a courtroom in Little Rock, AR, Former President Clinton insisted that he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan in the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.