On This Day in 1504, Christopher Columbus became a really sneaky explorer, or a witch, as he used his knowledge of the forthcoming lunar eclipse that night to persuade the Native Americans to give him supplies.
They believed he had mystical, magical powers. All things considered, Columbus was lucky they didn't just burn the witch.
On This Day in 1720, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, abdicated the crown in favour of her husband, who had been royally peeved at having to take a back seat to her all those years.
Gotta wonder how Prince Philip has done that so loyally for the last 60 years for his wife, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
But, then again, some people are always the bridesmaid, never a bride.
On This Day in 1796, there was peace between The Great Britain and those ungrateful colonists, the United States of We-Whipped-Your-Butts-So-Suck-It.
The Jay Treaty was signed, which did actually give ten years of peaceful trade between the UK and USA.
On This Day in 1916, South Carolina decided forcing kids to work was not a good idea.
The State raised the minimum working age in factories, mills, and mines, from twelve-years-old to the ripe old age of fourteen.
On This Day in 1940,
Hattie McDaniel became the first
African-American to win an Academy Award for her
role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind.
On This Day in 2008, Prince Harry, the younger son of Prince Charles, who is heir to the British Throne, was withdrawn from his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence pulled him out immediately after they realised he was ginger, and that Afghanistan was pretty hot and sunny. Fearing for his life with that much direct exposure to the sun, they could take no chances.
An M.O.D spokesman played down the ginger-ness of Prince Harry, and the alarming increase in freckles on his face, by blaming his withdrawal on a leak about his tour of duty, which was reported on by the foreign media.
Who is your favourite Royal Prince?