Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Scientists discovered the oldest living Greenland Shark, with an estimated age of 392 years old.
Airbedandbreakfast.com was launched by its three founders, which is now known as Airbnb.
The last total solar eclipse of the 20th century occurred and was visible from Europe and Asia.
The Apollo 11 astronauts were released from a three-week quarantine following their liftoff from the moon.
Legendary baseballer Babe Ruth became the first member of the 500 home run club.
American steamship S. S. Arapahoe became the first to use the signal 'SOS' off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA.
Inventor Harvey Hubbell patented the popular light bulb with a pull chain.
Joseph Pulitzer wrote an article in New York World to ask the public to donate towards constructing the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty.
Harry S. Parmelee patented the fire sprinkler system.
The world's first roller skating rink opened in Rhode Island.
Mount Papandayan volcano in Indonesia erupted, killing almost 3,000 people.
Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja became Pope.
Bishop William of St. Calais demolished the old Saxon church in Durham and laid the foundation for the new Norman Durham cathedral.
Roman general Claudius Silvanus fraudulently proclaimed himself Roman emperor and was hacked to death.