Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Kristofer Helgen announced the discovery of the olinguito, a mammal of the raccoon family Procyonidae.
Richard Branson's attempt at obtaining the fastest Atlantic crossing ended when his speed boat crashed.
Ohio State University's Big Ear radio telescope detected a deep-space radio signal.
Bahrain declared independence from Britain.
After six years at war, Japan surrendered, marking the end of World War II.
New Zealand's All Blacks played their first international test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground.
An all-steel church called San Sebastian Church opened in Manila, Philippines.
The Indian Appropriations Act added the sell or starve clause.
The Transcontinental Railroad linking up the East and West halves of the US was completed in Colorado.
The world's second oldest theme park, Tivoli Gardens, opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.
One thousand Nigerian troops were airlifted into Liberia to end the occupation of Monrovia.
Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila founded Panama City.
The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican opened for its first mass.
Mainz Psalter was published, making it the first book with a printed publication date on it.
The foundations for Cologne Cathedral were laid in preparation for its construction.
Cave monastery Vardzia was blessed by Queen Tamar of Georgia.