The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
1647 Alse Young became the first person executed as a witch in America when she was hanged in Hartford, Conn.
1941 The British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France with a loss of more than 2,100 lives.
1994 Nobel Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after spending two decades in exile.
1995 Actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse during a jumping event in Charlottesville, Va.
2006 A 6.3-magnitude earthquake in central Indonesia killed at least 5,800 people.