On this day in 1953, 27-year-old Elizabeth II, the elder daughter of King George VI, was crowned queen of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey, having taken the throne upon her father’s death in February 1952.
More Events on this day:
1997: A jury in Denver, Colorado, found Timothy McVeigh of the militia movement guilty of murder and conspiracy in the deaths of 168 people in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and he was executed in June 2001.
1740: The Marquis de Sade, the French nobleman known for his erotic and perverse writings, was born in Paris.
Source: Encyclopædia Britannica Online Daily