History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
2009: Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five-set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon. He's since broken his own record, winning a 16th title at the 2010 Australian Open and a 17th at Wimbledon in 2012, his seventh overall Wimbledon championship.
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