Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Department of Health in Manila, Philippines, declared a national epidemic after the dengue outbreak.
World Resources Institute reported that a quarter of the world's population is running out of water.
Pittsburgh hosted the world's largest pinball tournament.
Jon Stewart hosted his last episode of 'The Daily Show.'
Flammable vapor caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California.
Mount Tongariro in New Zealand erupted for the first time in 115 years.
NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars’ Aeolis Palus plain.
At just 30 years old, golf professional Tiger Woods won the 50th PGA, making him the youngest person ever to win a PGA.
Korean Air Flight 801 crashed while approaching Guam airport, killing 229 of the 254 people aboard.
A team of NASA scientists declared that the Martian ALH 84001 meteorite might contain traces of alien life.
After being the first man to sail the world non-stop in the wrong direction, Chay Blyth returned to the UK.
US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which was introduced to stop voting discrimination against minority groups.
The United States of America dropped its first-ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
Bolivia gained independence from Peru.
Norwich University was founded in Vermont.
Portugal and the Dutch Republic signed the Treaty of The Hague.