On this day in 1536, Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stood trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest. She was condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.
On this day in 1811, Paraguay declared independence from Spain.
On this day in 1928, Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy.
On this day in 1940, McDonald's opened its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
On this day in 2008, California became the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court ruled a previous ban unconstitutional.