Cite Return to Daily IQ 1971Golf on the moonAstronaut Alan B. Shepard hit a golf ball and Edgar Mitchell threw a "javelin" on the moon. They landed in the same crater and remain on the Moon today. 1788 Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the sixth state to join the Union. 1804 Joseph Priestley, British chemist, died. His work on the isolation of gases led him to discover oxygen in 1774. 1899 The Spanish-American War ended when a peace treaty between Spain and the United States was signed. 1933 The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which set the date for the president's inauguration on Jan. 20, was adopted. 1935 The popular board game Monopoly® went on sale for the first time. 1952 Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. 2001 Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister of Israel. 2012 The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. 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: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?