Today in history, Marie Antoinette marries future King Louis XVI of France in 1770.
Today in history, The Treaty of Gandamak between Russia and England sets up the Afghan state in 1879.
Today in history, The first Academy Awards are held in Hollywood in 1928.
Today in history, A specially trained and equipped Royal Air Force squadron destroys two river dams in Germany in 1943.
Today in history, Chinese Communist Forces launch second phase of the Chinese Spring Offensive in the Korean War and gain up to 20 miles of territory in 1951.
Today in history, After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper (see picture below) returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury in 1963.