Return to Daily IQ 1521Conquest of the AztecsAfter a three-month siege, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitln fell to the Spanish conquistadors, marking the end of one empire and the rise of another. 1868 A series of earthquakes killed 25,000 in Peru and Ecuador. 1906 An all-black army unit was accused of a shooting rampage that left 1 civilian dead at Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas. In 1972 they were all exonerated. 1942 Disney's Bambi opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 1961 The border between East and West Berlin was closed and marked with a barbed wire fence. 1995 Baseball great Mickey Mantle died of cancer. 2008 U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his 11th career gold medal, becoming the first athlete in Olympic history to do so. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?