1572 - The Duke of Norfolk was tried for treason for complicity in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. He was executed on June 2.
1759 - The British Museum opened.
1866 - Mr. Everett Barney patented the metal screw, clamp skate.
1896 - The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, IA.
1900 - The U.S. Senate consented to the Anglo-German treaty of 1899, by which the U.K. renounced rights to the Samoan islands.
1920 - The motion picture “The Kid” opened.
1933- American writer, Susan Sontag was born.
1964 - “Hello Dolly!” opened at the St. James Theatre in New York City.
1974- Celebrity model Kate Moss was born.
1982 - Britain and the Vatican resumed full diplomatic relations after a break of over 400 years.
1985 - “Playboy” magazine announced its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models in the bellybutton and elsewhere would come to an immediate end.
1988 - Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder was fired as a CBS sports commentator one day after telling a TV station in Washington, DC, that, during the era of slavery.
Blacks had been bred to produce stronger offspring.
1995 - Avalanches following heavy rain sweep two buses off the highway between Srinagar and Jammu in Kashmir. Two more days of avalanches in the area eventually killed more than 200 people; 5,000 others had to be rescued.
1998 - Researchers announce that an altered gene helped to defend against HIV.
1997 - Bill Cosby’s only son, Ennis, 27, was shot to death while changing a flat tire on a dark road in Los Angeles, CA.
1999 - At least 37 bodies were found mutilated of executed in southern Kosovo.
They were all in civilian clothing. This occurred one day after a fierce attack by Serb forces.
2006 - World Bird Flu Pandemic.
2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 500 million applications downloaded.