The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (aka NASA) was established on this day, in 1958.
On this day, in 1969, mankind set foot (or feet) on our celestial neighbor–and nightlight–the Moon.
The incredible Terracotta Army sculptures (of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang) was discovered on this day, in 1974.
Though it had a premiere on January 21, Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid hit theaters on this day, in 1921.
It starred Chaplin–who wrote, produced, and edited the film, as well. It was also Chaplin’s first feature-length film as director.
The United States Bill of Rights was ratified–on this day, in 1791.
The Smithsonian Institution was established on this day (August 10)–in 1846.