It happened today - May 9, 2016
This one is more weird than inspiring. Apparently May 9 is the first recorded appearance in England of the guy who would become "Mr. Punch" in the Punch and Judy show. Samuel Pepys recorded it in his diary, a marionette show by an Italian. It's a pity they didn't deport him.
John Robson Online
It happened today - May 9