1 On this day in 1985, the sci-fi / comedy hit “Back to the Future” was the No. 1 movie in the country. The Steven Spielberg-produced film stayed in that spot for a total of 11 weeks and grossed over $381 million worldwide during its theatrical run, according to Box Office Mojo.

2 Set phasers to stun! The first episode of the iconic television series, Star Trek, aired its first episode on this day in 1966 on American television network NBC according to Britannica. The series went on to become one of the most successful franchises in entertainment history.

3 The French peasant, Joan of Arc, attacked Paris on this day in 1429. Convinced she was acting under guidance from divine sources, Joan of Arc sought to oust the duke of Burgundy and conquer Paris in honor of King Charles VII according to Britannica.

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