Today in History: 
1946: 
The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens represented by 51 nations
1920: The Treaty of Versailles takes effect officially ending World War
1920: The League of Nations (Precursor of UN) is established in Geneva.

Born of this Day: 
1949:
 George Foreman: American boxer

Gone on this Day:
1971: 
Coco Chanel: French fashion designer, founder of Chanel Brand of fashion products
1862: Samuel Colt: American inventor, Inventor of Revolver
1778: Carl Linnaeus: Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist, Creator of Binomial Nomenclature used in naming of species