The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1492 Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that would take him to the present-day Americas.
1852 America’s first intercollegiate athletic event was held as Yale and Harvard met for a crew race on Lake Winnipesaukee in Center Harbor, N.H.
1914 Germany declared war on France.
1949 The National Basketball Association was formed.
1981 U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan that they would be fired.