Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The first known animal contracted Covid-19.
Texas movie fans were surprised with a special premiere viewing of that year's Star Trek movie.
The Bosnian War began after a series of violent conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Europe surrendered to 'Waterloo' as ABBA smashed the 19th Eurovision Contest in Brighton, England.
NASA launched the Pioneer 11 space probe to study the asteroid belt & the environment around Jupiter and Saturn.
The first Tony Awards were handed out at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The US declared war against Germany and its Central Powers Alliance in World War I.
Americans reached the North Pole.
The Humorous Phases of Funny Faces by James Stuart Blackton became the world's first animation.
The first modern international Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in LaFayette, New York, by Joseph Smith.
England, Flanders, and Northern France experienced one of the most severe earthquakes in recorded history.
The Declaration of Arbroath was signed in Scotland to reaffirm the country's independence.
The King of England, Richard I, died from gangrene in his shoulder after being hit by a crossbow arrow.