Today in history, Abd-al-Rahman is proclaimed emir of Cordoba, Spain in 756.
Today in history, King John submits to the Pope, offering to make England and Ireland papal fiefs. Pope Innocent III lifts the interdict of 1208 in 1213.
Today in history, English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold discovers Cape Cod in 1602.
Today in history, Johannes Kepler (see picture below) discovers his harmonics law in 1618.
Today in history, Pfc. Henry Johnson and Pfc. Needham Roberts (see picture below) receive the Croix de Guerre for their services in World War I. They are the first Americans to win France’s highest military medal in 1918.
Today in history, Ellen Church (see picture below) becomes the first airline stewardess in 1930.
Today in history, Sputnik III is launched by the Soviet Union in 1958.
Today in history, The last Project Mercury space flight, carrying Gordon Cooper, is launched in 1963.