1688: Man invents the jacuzzi after eating a bean stew and taking a bath.
1883: Samuel Morse solves his first murder.
1914: Henry Ford shocks the world as he announces he will pay his employees a minimum wage of $5 a day. The sum remains the U.S. minimum wage to this day.
1933: Adolf Hitler gives his first “TED Talk” discussing how he bounced back from academic failure at art school.
1952: Prime Minister Winston Churchill punches a seagull on the beach. His finest hour.
1973: Bruce Springsteen releases his debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.”. The proposed follow-up “Help! I’ve Just Been Stabbed in Asbury Park” is ditched in favour of a different title.
1998: The last day it would have been possible for humans to actually do something about climate change before it was too late.