1806 -Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast, turn around.
1910 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (d. 1998)
Go to the The Guild Cinema tonight and celebrate his 100th Birthday.
Rashomon (Tuesday 4:00, 6:00, 8:00)
In honor of his 100th, Google doodled him.
1933 - Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolph Hitler dictatorial powers. They enabled him, get it.
1942 - U.S. government began moving Japanese-Americans from their homes to detention centers.
1964 – Peter Lorre, Hungarian-born actor (b. 1904) RIP, scary serial killer in M, you scared me.
2001 – Mir Space Station ends its 15 year adventure; she goes plop into the South Pacific Ocean.
What I found while searching:
During a promotion for a piece of the MIR Space Station, Taco Bell said that if during re-entry the flying object hit a floating target the company had set up, everyone in the US would get a free taco.