The Only Things That Happened on This Day in History
4977BC The Universe was created, according to Johann Kepler
1509 Pope Julius II excommunicated the Italian state of Venice.
1667 John Milton sold the copyright to Paradise Lost
1865 The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., killing more than 1,400 Union prisoners of war.
2006 Construction began on the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City.