In 1999, with fireworks, concerts and a huge party at the landmark Brandenburg Gate, Germany celebrated the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
1620: The passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.
1872: Fire destroyed nearly 800 buildings in Boston.
1935: United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis and other labor leaders formed the Committee for Industrial Organization (later renamed the Congress of Industrial Organizations).
1938: Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom that became known as “Kristallnacht.”
1965: The great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 131/2 hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity.
1967: A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.
1989: Communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.