1756 - Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria
1880 - Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.
1945 - Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland
1973 - The Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris, ending fighting and releasing POWs
It's also the birthday of Lewis Carroll and Keith Olbermann. Also Mike Patton from Faith No More and Tricky are both 41!
Most insignificant moment in history is right now, I am contently eating a bagel with coffee and I realized that a poppy seed is one of the few things you can pick up with one finger. You press down on one, and lift it up. Un-remarkable.