Facts & Historical Events On This Day
R&B icon Akon ceremoniously laid the first stone for Akon City, a futuristic Wakanda-like city in Senegal.
Two of Edvard Munch's stolen artworks were found after being missing for two years.
North Korea allegedly launched Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite.
After 25 years of fighting with the British, the IRA announced a ceasefire on Britain.
Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
Hurricane Carol hit Connecticut and Rhode Island.
The first movie projector, correctly named the kinetoscope, was patented by Thomas Edison.
A body was found in London, which was revealed to be Mary Ann Nichols, who was a victim of the serial killer Jack the Ripper.
The Charleston earthquake occurred, making it one of the most devastating to affect the US East Coast.
Crocker-Woolworth National Bank formed its headquarters in San Francisco.
The first-ever inaugural US National Championship for tennis occurred in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Micah Rugg patented a machine for dressing bolt heads.
Hurricane San Ramón was the second of three hurricanes in a row to pass through and destroy houses and plantations across Puerto Rico, Barbados, Saint Kitts, and Nevis.
King Henry V of England died aged 35 in Château de Vincennes, France.