Today in history, Bartholomew Gilbert is killed in Virginia by Indians, during a search for the missing Roanoke colonists in 1603.
Today in history, Japan signs a treaty of commerce and friendship with the United States in 1858.
Today in history, U.S. Marines land at Port-au-Prince to protect American interests in Haiti in 1915.
Today in history, Prince Charles marries Lady Diana (see picture below) in 1981.
Today in history, The Boston Red Sox hit 12 doubles in a game, setting a major league record in 1990.
Today in history, Astronomers announce the discovery of dwarf planet Eris (see picture below), leading the International Astronomic Union to clarify the definition of a planet in 2005.