1936 – Spanish Civil War begins (if you haven't read For Whom the Bell Tolls, get to your library now..)
1955 – Disneyland is opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.
1973 – Some king in Afganistan is deposed from the throne by his cousin while the former was receiving eye surgery in Italy. (King Mohammed Zahir Shah deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan, if you must know)
1989 – First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber