Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Volkswagen launched the Flying Tiger, its first working prototype flying car.
The world's first lab-grown bovine stem cell burger was consumed in London.
The Soviet spacecraft Mars 6 was launched.
Nelson Mandela returned to South Africa and was arrested for illegally leaving the country.
The Ambato earthquake destroyed fifty towns in Ecuador and killed over 6,000 people.
The first traffic lights in the US were installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
The first taxicab service started operating in Tokyo, Japan.
Foundations were placed on Bedloe's Island, New York City, to become home of the Statue of Liberty.
Italian astronomer Giovanni Donati became the first person to observe the spectrum of a comet.
Flagellation, also known as flogging, whipping, or lashing, was banned by the US Army.
English explorer Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland for the British crown.
The leader in Scotland's fight for independence, William Wallace, was captured and later trialed and executed in London.
Henry I took to the throne as he was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey, London.
The Battle of Tettenhall occurred, where the final major Viking army battled against England and was defeated by a landslide.