1632 – Galileo’s “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems” is published.
1774 – British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright.
1797 – The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
1825 – Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
1967 – 25,000 US and South Vietnamese troops launch Operation Junction City against the Viet Cong. Largest US airborne assault since WWII.
1997 – A team of British scientists working under the direction of Ian Wilmut at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh announced the birth of Dolly the sheep, the first clone of an adult mammal.
2014 – Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was impeached following widespread protests after he abandoned an association agreement with the European Union; he fled the country and was later accused of embezzlement.
Film: 1934 – “It Happened One Night” directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY’s Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935).
Via Britannica / On This Day