1494:Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the New World between the two countries.
1654:Louis XIV was crowned king of France.
1776:Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.
1929:Vatican City became a sovereign state.
1967:Dorothy Parker, American short story writer, poet, and critic, died.
1914:The first vessel passes through the locks at the Panama Canal.