1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine
1777 General George Washington‘s revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey
1834 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
1977 Apple Computer, Inc incorporates
1986 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager’s secretary Gill Bennett
1840 1st deep sea sounding by James Clark Ross in south Atlantic at 2425 fathoms (14,450 feet)
1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C.
1956 Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York
1965 Eli Manning
1946 John Paul Jones, rocker, Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven