Today in history, Charles I is crowned King of England. Fierce internal struggles between the monarchy and Parliament characterized 17th century English politics in 1626.
Today in history, The National Baseball League is founded with eight teams in 1876.
Today in history, Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball‘s American League in 1900.
Today in history, The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce and navigation in 1948.
Today in history, Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools in 1959.
Today in history, The Winter Olympics begin in Sapporo, Japan (see picture below) in 1972.