1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state
1976- An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.
1997 – In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign The Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People’s Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty.
AND – 2012 – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) announce they are expecting a baby!