1850: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s literary classic “The Scarlet Letter” is first published.
1926: the first liquid fueled rocket is launched in Auburn, Massachusetts.
1945: One of World War IIs most dramatic and well-known battles, the Battle of Iwo Jima ends.
1965: Elderly Quaker, 82-year-old Alice Herz, lights herself on fire in Detroit, in protest of the U.S War in Vietnam.
1968: Between 200 and 500 Vietnamese civilians are brutalized and slaughtered by U.S forces in the Mylai Massacre in Vietnam.
1968: U.S Senator Robert F Kennedy (D-NY) officially announces his candidacy for President.
1985: Associated press reporter Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon.
2003: The largest organized global peace vigil in history takes place in opposition to the anticipated U.S-led invasion of Iraq.