Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Two rival driverless taxi companies were given approval to operate 24/7 in San Francisco, California.
Floods swept through India, killing over two hundred people and displacing one million.
In Tanzania, people attempted to siphon petrol from an overturned fuel tanker which exploded.
Monsanto became liable to pay out $289 million in damages to a groundsman who got terminal cancer from its 'Roundup' weed killer.
A century-old fruit cake was discovered in Antarctica that was 'almost edible.'
Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers won the 100-meter freestyle gold medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Protesting and riots began in Missouri following the death of African American man, Michael Brown.
The 14th IAAF World Championships opened in Moscow, Russia.
The Paluweh volcano in Indonesia erupted and claimed six lives.
After a 15-month-long journey from earth, NASA's Magellan went into orbit around Venus and began to map the planet.
The Society for American Baseball Research was founded in Cooperstown, New York.
Canon Inc. was established in Tokyo, Japan.
Missouri entered the United States Union and became the 24th state.
Ecuador declared independence from Spain.
A group invaded the Tuileries Palace, where Louis XVI stayed during the French revolution.
Portuguese explorer Diogo Dias became the first European to set foot on Madagascar.