Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The United Kingdom became the first country to legalize the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.
Cobb, a film about the baseball player Ty Cobb and starring Tommy Lee Jones premiered.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot and killed in Medellín.
NASA's Endeavour Space Shuttle was launched through Mission STS-61.
The first artificial heart was successfully implanted.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency was formed in the US under Director William Ruckelshaus.
Paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey discovered a 1.4 million-year-old Homo erectus in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
The 'I Robot' collection of sci-fi short stories by Isaac Asimov was published by Genome Press in the US.
The world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction happened in Chicago Pile-1 at the University of Chicago. It was overseen by Enrico Fermi.
The Chinese child Emperor Pu Yi ascended the Chinese throne at the age of two.
The Battle of Tirad Pass was fought.
Charles Dickens gave his first public reading.
Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned the Emperor of France in Paris.
Sweden introduced a groundbreaking Freedom of Press Act, becoming the first nation to introduce freedom of speech.