1. 1912 - The Piltdown Man is discovered in a gravel pit in Sussex, England. Charles Dawson discovers two skulls that appear humanoid with a canine tooth, a tool carved from elephant tusk.
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  2. 1865 - Slavery is abolished in America. On this day in 1865, Americans adopted the 13th amendment ensuring "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude... shall exist within the United States,"
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  3. 1620 - The Mayflower lands in Massachusetts. The new colonists develop Plymouth Colony.
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  4. 1946 - Director extraordinaire, Steven Spielberg, is born.
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