1306: Robert the Bruce was crowned the King of Scots.
1634: English colonists sent by Lord Baltimore arrived in present-day Maryland.
1911: 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York.
1954: RCA announced it had begun producing color television sets at its plant in Bloomington, Ind. (The sets, with 12½-inch picture tubes, cost $1,000 each — roughly $8,700 in today's dollars.)
1975: King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death by a nephew with a history of mental illness. (The nephew was beheaded in June 1975.)