Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A rainfall survey named 'It is raining plastic' announced that tiny plastic particles were found in 90% of rain samples in Colorado, US.
Mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown claimed the lives of 1,141 people and left 3,00 without homes.
SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft carrying the first supercomputer to space.
The world's most amazing face transplant took place.
Singapore opened the world's first Summer Youth Olympics Games.
A major blackout occurred in the Northeastern and Midwestern US along with Ontario, Canada.
Venezuelan political terrorist Carlos the Jackal was captured in Sudan.
A rainbow lasting three hours was recorded over the Gwynedd coast in Wales.
Pakistan gained independence from the British Empire – a day before India's independence.
Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for the retired.
The first-ever Japanese patent was issued.
After being in construction for 632 years, the Cologne Cathedral was completed.
Congress created the Oregon Territory, which included Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Western Montana.
The New York Eye Infirmary opened, and it was the first specialty hospital of its kind in the western hemisphere.