On this day in 1796, Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine to 8-year-old James Phipps.

In 1727, Thomas Gainsborough was born. He was an English painter.

In 1811, Paraguay gained independence from Spain.

In 1862, The chronograph was patented by Adolphe Nicole.

In 1879, Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Telephone Company of Europe.

In 1897, Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph.

In 1904, The Olympic Games were held in the United States for the first time, in St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1963, Kuwait is admitted to the United Nations

In 1973, Skylab, the United States’ first space station, was launched into orbit.

In 1985, The first McDonald's restaurant became the first fast-food business museum. It is located in Des Plaines, Illinois.