Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Russia's Luna 25 lunar lander mission crash-landed on the Moon.
Apple became the first US company to be valued at $2 trillion.
The first photos to reveal that the Aral Sea was shrinking were taken by NASA.
Russia and China began their first-ever joint military exercise.
The Soviets shot down the plane of an American CIA agent, and the pilot was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The musical 'Yip! Yip! Yaphank!' by Irving Berlin premiered at the Century Theatre in New York City.
Adolphe Célestin Pégoud became Europe's first man to use a parachute.
The London Electric Cab began operating on London streets.
The first eclipse observation from a hot air balloon took place at 11,500 feet altitude by Dmitri Mendeleev in Russia.
A battle at sea between USS Constitution and British HMS Guerriere occurred 400 miles off Nova Scotia.
African American almanac author Benjamin Banneker wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson asking for justice for African Americans.
One woman and four men were hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, bringing the total to 20 during the witch trials.
The Battle of Knockdoe occurred in County Galway, Ireland.
The coronation of King Edward I occurred at the Westminster Abbey in England.
All local Jews had to submit their books through King James I to be investigated.