Also on this day,
1641 | Portugal celebrates its National Day for the first time
Portugal Day, officially the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the Portuguese Communities, is created, commemorating the death of literary icon Luís de Camões on this day in 1580. Celebrations will be held annually in the country, and later around the world.1829 | First Oxford-Cambridge boat race plies the Thames
Cambridge student Charles Merivale and his friend, Oxford’s Charles Wordsworth, devise a competition to determine which of the two premier British universities boasts the best rowers. The Boat Race will become immensely popular, attracting 250,000 or more spectators annually.2007 | ‘The Sopranos’ ends, not with a bang
HBO’s crime-family drama wraps up its sixth and final season with the closing scene abruptly cutting to black. The ending will leave many of the show’s 12 million viewers puzzled as to whether lead character Tony Soprano is dead or alive—or wondering if their cable got whacked.