Armenian piano maker is granted a patent for his accordion, a musical instrument that only Weird Al Yankovic could make cool, and I want you to really think about how ridiculous that sentiment is.
American dental surgeon Dr. Washington Sheffield invents the toothpaste tube, which was preferable to the old way of containing toothpaste: in your dad's jacket pocket.
Boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fight to a draw after 61 rounds, because that's pretty much the only thing that can happen after 61 rounds of boxing, for the love of Pete.
Shoes are made for left and right feet, ensuring that footwear enthusiasts would have to buy a whole new pair even if they only lost one shoe. Well played, early form of capitalism.
Anne Boleyn is executed. Her crimes are adultery, incest and reason, which Henry VIII refers to as a "triple-header." He is disappointed when no one laughs at his little joke.
Rhode Island becomes the first of the thirteen colonies to abolish slavery. By 1774, they had twice as many slaves as any other New England colony. In historical terms, this is what's known as "you're doing it wrong."
President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by the United States Senate. Johnson mistakenly believes because of this that people love him and he's doing a really great job. The best job. No one has ever done a better job than him.
The Anti-Monopoly party forms in the United States because someone needed to take a stand against a game that makes families find new ways to hate each other.