On this day in history
0017: Germanicus of Rome celebrates his victory over the Germans.
1670: Charles II and Louis XIV sign a secret treaty in Dover, England, ending hostilities between England and France.
1736: British and Chickasaw forces defeat the French at the Battle of Ackia.
1831: The Russians defeat the Poles at the Battle of Ostroleka.
1835: A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.
1865: The last Confederate army surrenders in Shreveport, Louisiana.
1868: President Andrew Johnson is acquitted of all charges of impeachment.
1896: The last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, is crowned.
1940: The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk begins.
1946: A patent is filed in the United States for the H-bomb.
1961: A U.S. Air Force bomber flies across the Atlantic in a record of just over three hours.
1969: Apollo 10 returns to Earth.
1977: The movie Star Wars debuts.