1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots

1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

2008 – President George W. Bush makes his fourth and final planned trip to Iraq as president and is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him (a powerful shaming gesture) by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad.

2012 – 28 people, including 20 children, were killed in a mass shooting in Sandy Hook village, Newtown, Connecticut. It is the largest elementary school massacre in US history.

As a note to the last blurb in today’s Today in History, I would just like to express my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims at this difficult time. What occurred this morning is tragic and deeply saddening. If anyone out there is suffering from mental illness, please know that there is help available. Violence is never the answer. Be kind to one another. ❤