1521 Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
1944 World War II: American forces defeat the last Japanese troops on Guam.
1950 Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth.
1972 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1997 Korean Air Flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashes into the jungle on Guam on approach to airport, killing 228.
2008 A United States Air Force B-2 Spirit crashes on Guam. It is the first operational loss of a B-2.