On this day:

1995 First exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star, Bellerophon, discovered

2007 First successful human powered attempt to circumnavigate the world by Englishman Jason Lewis

Born on this day:

1846 George Westinghouse, American engineer, inventor

Gone on this day:

1542 Thomas Wyatt, English poet

1892 Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet