1503: In Florence, Michelangelo begins work on David.

1759: Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years’ War.

1899Henry Bliss is the first person in the USA to be killed in an automobile accident.

1962: An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the segregated university.

1993: Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization sign the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.

2001: U.S. officials name Osama bin Laden as “suspect No. 1” in the September 11 attacks. Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the US.

2004: The first same-sex divorce is granted in Canada.

2007: The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the UN General Assembly.

2016: Skye, my scruffy, spunky, intensely tenacious, wilfully stubborn, adventurous Cairn Terrier was born in Kansas. Yes Kansas.