On this day in 2009, Voice of Mickey Mouse died. The American actor who had provided the voice of Mickey Mouse died at the age of sixty-two of complications from diabetes. Wayne Allwine became the voice of Mickey Mouse in 1977 and was married to the actress who voiced Minnie Mouse.

In 1303, A peace treaty was signed between England and France over the town of Gascony.

In 1347, Cola di Rienzo took the title of tribune in Rome.

In 1674, John Sobieski became Poland’s first King.

In 1775, North Carolina became the first colony to declare its independence.

In 1830, The fountain pen was patented by H.D. Hyde.

In 1875, The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was established.

In 1902, Cuba gained its independence from Spain.

In 1926, The U.S. Congress passed the Air Commerce Act. The act gave the Department of Commerce the right to license pilots and planes.

In 1927, Britain recognizes the independence of Saudi Arabia  

In 1932, Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.

In 1978, Mavis Hutchinson, at age 53, became the first woman to run across America. It took Hutchinson 69 days to run the 3,000 miles.

In 2002, East Timor became the newest nation.