1521 – Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes captured Aztec leader Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
1868 (Earthquake & Tsunami) Arica, Chile
1889 – Samuel Leeds Allen was issued a patent (#408,681) for his Flexible Flyer sled.
1898 – Carl Gustav Witt discoverd 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be seen.
1918 – Opha Mae Johnson was the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps.
1942 – Walt Disney’s fifth full-length animated film, Bambi, was released in theaters.
1961 – East Germany closed the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin with the Berlin Wall.
1965 – Jefferson Airplane made their first professional appearance at the Matrix Club in San Francisco.
1966 – #1 Hit August 13, 1966 – September 2, 1966: The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City
1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts were released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York, New York.
1997 – South Park aired for the first time on Comedy Central.
2013 – Google Incorporated suffered an outage for five minutes. All of its services, including Google Search, YouTube and Google Drive, experienced this outage. During that brief time window, the world’s Internet traffic dropped by a monstrous 40%..