Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov discovered a strange comet in another star system.
Argentina raised interest rates to 60% to try and maintain the Peso.
The late author Terry Pratchett's unfinished novels were destroyed by a steamroller, as it was his last dying wish.
Rapper Kanye West publicly announced his plans to run for president at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Period drama movie '12 Years a Slave' premiered and went on to win Best Picture at the Telluride Film Festival in 2014.
Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan's Slumdog Millionaire premiered at Colorado's Telluride Film Festival.
The second-largest mosque in Africa officially opened in Casablanca, Morocco.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris received its 150 millionth visitor.
Casey Stengel announced that he was retiring from managing the New York Mets after 55 years in baseball.
Fanny Kaplin, a Ukrainian Jewish Socialist Revolutionary, attempted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin.
Honolulu became an official city.
The first Europeans started the first permanent settlement of Melbourne.
HMS Pandora sank at The Great Barrier Reef after a voyage to hunt down the Bounty mutineers in 1790.
Captain William Penn set sail from Deal, England, on his famous voyage to the New World on his ship named 'Welcome.'