Cite Return to Daily IQ 1947A beginning for "flying saucers"Kenneth Arnold, an American pilot, reported seeing strange objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington. He described them as "saucers skipping across the water," hence the term "flying saucers" was born. 1509 Henry VIII was crowned king of England. 1647 Early American feminist Margaret Brent demanded a seat and vote in the Maryland Assembly, but was ejected from that body. 1675 King Philip's War, the most devastating war between the colonists and Indians, began with Indians attacking the Swansea (Mass.) settlement. 1908 The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, died in Princeton, N.J. 1948 The Soviet Union began a blockade of Berlin. Allied forces responded with what would be known as the Berlin Airlift flying in more than 2 million tons of supplies over the next year. 1997 The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies. 2011 New York passes a law to allow same-sex marriage, becoming the largest state that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry. 2012 Lonesome George, the last known Pinta Island Tortoise, died at a Galapagos National Park, making the subspecies extinct. 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. July 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Languages of Africa What Is There to Do in North Korea? The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology What is the World's Oldest Country?