The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1314 The forces of Scotland’s King Robert I defeated the English in the Battle of Bannockburn.
1497 The first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot, on a voyage for England, spotted land, probably in present-day Canada.
1509 Henry VIII was crowned king of England.
1948 Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the United States to organize a massive airlift.
1997 the Air Force released a report on the so-called “Roswell Incident,” suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies