TODAY IN HISTORY
Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before the Inquisition, accused of defending Copernican theory that the Earth revolved around the sun instead of the other way around.
Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots.
A jury in Flemington, New Jersey, found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of Charles A. Lindbergh
Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.
Nobel Prize-winning Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Soviet Union.
Dr. David Satcher was sworn in as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States during an Oval Office ceremony.
Tiger Woods saw his streak of six consecutive victories come to an end as he fell short to Phil Mickelson in the Buick Invitational.