The first balloon flight in American is manned by thirteen year-old Edward Warren. After much fanfare, his parents are arrested for child negligence.
Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei is forced by the Catholic Church to recant his view that the Earth orbits the sun.
359 years later... really?... 359 years later, the Pope admits that they may have handled that whole thing wrong.
This is what's known as a sad precedent.
In Montreal, black slave Marie-Joseph Angelique is hanged for arson.
Frustrated that the evidence was so lacking, the prosecution considered requesting that Marie-Joseph be tortured to gain new information.
Before that could be deliberated, an eye-witness stepped forward, Amable Moniere, and claimed to have seen delivering coal into the attic of her father's house.
Amable was five years-old.
Marie-Joseph was convicted and hanged in public.
283 years later...
At eighteen years of age, Victoria becomes Queen of England, beginning her reign of 63 years.
By the way, remember to vote in 2020, because we can do that here.
British Prime Minister Robert Peel establishes the Metropolitan Police. And only now do I understand why they're referred to as "Bobbies."
The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York. As of late, some people forget that there's something written on it.
The Salvation Army forms in London, England. But they won't start believing in conversion therapy for homosexuals until well into the 20th century, a decision that will make Mike Pence so gleeful that it turns his hair white with joy.
On a rare personal note: 137 years later, my beautiful friends Kat and Sharni get married.
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming."
Scottish-American inventor John McTammany patents his player piano. Professional piano players are up in arms because they believe they will eventually be put out of work.
French aristocrat Pierre de Craon Van Clisson is nearly assassinated for being an entitled, debauched, prick.
If he were alive today, he could run for office.