By Makenna Adams
1772: James Cook arrives on the ship Resolution in South Africa. Cook is famous for being the first European to discover Hawaii.
1868: John Menard is the first African American elected to Congress.
1888: John J Loud patents the ballpoint pen.
1922: Benito Mussolini forms a government in Italy.
1952: Clarence Birdseye sells first frozen peas. Birdseye co-founded General Seafood Corporation in 1924, which started the entire frozen food industry.
1987: George Micheal releases his debut album Faith.
2003: Wicked premieres on broadway starring Idina Menzel.
2011: The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premieres at the Rome Film Festival.
2012: CEO of Walt Disney Co. Bob Iger purchases Lucasfilm Ltd. and its rights for Star Wars and Indianna Jones for $4.05 billion.
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