Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Hollywood's first full Asian cast movie called 'Crazy Rich Asians' was released.
The first American soldiers arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.
Lynne Cox set a new record by swimming 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from Alaska to Siberia in a swimsuit.
The National Space Development Agency of Japan selected Mamoru Mohri, Chiaki Mukai, and Takao Doi as Japan's first astronauts.
NASA's Explorer 6 satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Pirate alcohol smuggler Horace Alderman killed three people, including a coast guardsman and secret service agent.
The first British troops arrived in France during World War I.
Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for US president by the Progressive Party.
The Eden train wreck happened when a trail derailed from Denver, Colorado, to St Louis, Missouri.
American inventor Theophilus Van Kannel was granted the patent for the revolving door.
Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus.
George Washington created the Purple Heart medal that symbolizes military merit.
The first known performance of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' was performed.
The Valais Witch Trials started in Switzerland, making it the first witch hunt of its kind, which became much more widespread over the next few decades.