1. 1773 - The Boston Tea Party - in Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board 3 British tea ships and dump 343 chests of tea into the harbor in protest of the British Parliament' Tea Act of 1773.
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  2. 1775 - Author Jane Austen, who is know for the novel Pride and Prejudice, is born
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  3. 1893 - Antonín Dvorák composed the "New World Symphony", otherwise known as "Symphony No. 9"
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  4. 1965 - Gemini VI returns to earth after 16 orbits and almost 26 hours in space, Walter M. Schirra Jr., and Thomas P. Stafford returned to earth.
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