I am sure a lot of other stuff happened, but these were four things that caught my attention. Today, in history:
Napolean was crowned in Paris as emperor of France in a 1805 ceremony officiated by Pope Pius VII.
Fleet sent to Pearl Harbor
Yamato sent his fleet to Pearl Harbor, setting in motion the Pacific Theatre of WWII.
The Boeing 747 was first unveiled to the public in 1969, on a flight from Seatle to New York City.
Mars soft landing
The Soviet probe Mars 4 soft-lands on Mars in 1971.