Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Kendrick Lamar became the first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize.
A total of 662 Charlie Chaplin lookalikes gathered at the Chaplin Museum in Vevey, Switzerland.
Michael Jordan played in his final NBA game.
The Apollo 16 mission launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The Texas City industrial incident occurred, killing 536 people.
The last major battle of WWII took place.
Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel in an airplane.
Abraham Lincoln outlawed business with the Confederate States during the Civil War.
An earthquake destroyed the city of San Salvador.
George Washington started his 220-mile journey to become the first President of the United States.
Queen Anne knighted Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge, England.
The Holy Roman Empire appointed a new supreme military commander, Albrecht von Wallenstein.
The Argentinian city of Salta was founded as an outpost between Buenos Aires, Peru, and Lima.
Martin Luther arrived at the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany.