Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The International Criminal Court opened its first office in Venezuela following allegations of torture and killings by the country's security forces.
COVID-19 claimed the life of comedian Eddie Large from 'Little and Large.'
Mafia boss John Gotti was convicted of thirteen murders and racketeering.
New York Times Newspaper officially declared that the Cold War was over.
The Falklands War broke out between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands and lasted ten weeks.
Sixty-six people died in Sverdlovsk, USSR, when a bio-warfare lab accidentally released airborne anthrax.
The '2001: A Space Odyssey' sci-fi movie premiered in Washington, DC.
The Soviet Union's Zond 1 space probe was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Martin Luther King started his first of many non-violent demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, US.
Albert Einstein visited New York City and lectured on his Theory of Relativity for the first time.
Beethoven performed his first concert 'for his benefit' at Austria's Royal Imperial Court Theatre.
The Coinage Act was enacted in the US.
Explorer Juan Ponce de León found Florida and claimed it for Spain.
The armies of Sultan Mehmed II arrived at Constantinople’s outer walls and prepared to lay siege to the city.