Today in history, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (see picture below), is murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up in 1567.
Today in history, The USS Constellation captures the French frigate Insurgente off the West Indies in 1799.
Today in history, The House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams (see picture below) as the sixth U.S. President in 1825.
Today in history, The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans in 1943.
Today in history, Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1943.
Today in history, Actress Greta Garbo (see picture below) gets U.S. citizenship in 1951.
Today in history, Nelson Mandela (see picture below) becomes the first black president of South Africa in 1994.