Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Psy's music video for 'Gangnam Style' surpassed one billion views on YouTube, becoming the first video to do so in the website’s history.
Elton John and his partner David Furnish registered their civil partnership at Windsor Town Hall on the first day civil partnerships could legally be performed in England.
Israel gave control of the city of Bethlehem to Palestine.
Antonov An-255 Mriya, the largest airplane in the world, flew for the first time.
John Wayne Gacy was arrested.
Elvis Presley met President Richard Nixon in the White House.
The first manned Moon voyage, the Apollo 8, launched with Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders.
The groundbreaking TV soap opera 'Sua Vida Me Pertence' premiered in Brazil.
The first full-length animated feature film, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' premiered.
President Coolidge signed a bill authorizing The Boulder Canyon Project Act, which allowed for the construction of what is known today as the Hoover Dam.
The first feature-length silent film comedy, 'Tillie's Punctured Romance,' was released, starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, and Charlie Chaplin.
The first crossword puzzle was printed.
French scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
A Mongol horde led by Batu Khan conquered and sacked the Russian city of Ryazan.