Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Kenyan cancer survivors protested in Nairobi.
The Swedish crown jewels were stolen from a cathedral in broad daylight.
Authorities blamed climate change for an Anthrax outbreak in the Arctic Circle of Russia.
Female rowing duo Heather Stanning & Helen Glover claimed Team GB's first Olympic medal at the London Olympics.
The Mississippi River Bridge collapsed during rush hour.
The Petronas Towers opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The US won gold in the first-ever women's soccer at the Olympics.
George R. R. Martin published his novel, 'Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire.'
Nintendo released 'Kirby's Dream Land' for the Game Boy in North America.
MTV launched, broadcasting its first music video at 12:01 am.
Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda crashed in the German Grand Prix and was hospitalized with near-fatal burns.
Astronauts on Apollo 15 discovered a rock that could date back to the birth of the moon.
Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry.
Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States of America.
British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen by removing it from the air.
While sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus discovered Venezuela, which he called 'Isla Santa.'