Return to Daily IQ 1996Man vs. MachineChess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM computer, Deep Blue, winning the six-game match. 1600 Italian philospher, alchemist, and Copernican theory advocate Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heresy by the Inquisition. 1801 The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by the House of Representatives who elected Jefferson president. 1817 Baltimore became the first U.S. city lit by gas. 1864 The Confederate submarine Hunley, equipped with an explosive at the end of a protruding spar, rammed and sank the Union's ship Housatonic off the coast of Charleston, S.C. 1904 Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly premiered in Milan. 1972 President Richard Nixon left on his trip to China. 2008 Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. 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: ?