On this day in 1961, chemical element 103, Lawrencium, was first synthesized at the University of California.
On this day in 1983, United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapsed. Its president, Jake Butcher, was later convicted of fraud.
On this day in 2005, YouTube was launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
On this day in 2008, a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.