1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the West (More info)

1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his first victim (More info)

1897 – Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector (More info)

1955 – William G. Cobb from General Motors demonstrates the world's first solar-powered car (More info)

1997 – Princess Diana is killed in a Paris car crash (More info)