Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The US FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's Person of the Year.
A trial for Huntington's disease procured positive results.
British physicist Stephen Hawking won the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most profitable academic prize in the world.
Tiger Woods announced his indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
American science fiction movie 'Star Trek: Insurrection' was released in the US.
Wall Street film directed by Oliver Stone starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, was released.
The final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, successfully landed on the moon.
Time magazine called Susan Sontag 'one of Manhattan’s brightest intellectuals' in a review of her groundbreaking essay 'Notes on Camp.'
An attack was made at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Edward VIII officially announced his abdication.
The first yacht race across the Atlantic Ocean began.
Indiana became the 19th state to join the United States of America.
Thirty Native Americans attacked Myles Standish and a group of eighteen settlers. This became known as the 'First Encounter.'