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1792: During the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resided. (The king was arrested, put on …

1860: The nation’s first successful silver mill began operation near Virginia City, Nevada.

1521: Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs.

1814: During the War of 1812, peace talks between the United States and Britain began in Ghent, Belgium.

Dane Cook, 50, has popped the question to his girlfriend Kelsi Taylor, 23, last month, after five years of dating.

1864: During the Civil War, Union Adm. David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama.

1806: The Holy Roman Empire went out of existence as Emperor Francis II abdicated.

1790: The U.S. Coast Guard had its beginnings as President George Washington signed a measure authorizing a group of revenue cutters to enforc…

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