Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A powerful tsunami hit Indonesia.
The 2018 partial shutdown of the US federal government began.
The “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy was repealed.
Richard Reid made a failed attempt to blow up an airplane.
Two robbers who wore police uniforms robbed an armored truck of $3 million in New Jersey.
Doctors Without Borders was founded in Paris by French doctors and journalists.
The Graduate American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols was released.
The first gorilla born in captivity, called Colo, was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Adolf Hitler signed the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon during World War II.
The Mummy film, directed by Karl Freund, was released in the US.
Asteroid 323 Brucia became the first asteroid discovered using photography.
A samurai called Itō Hirobumi became Japan's first Prime Minister.
The British ship HMS Minotaur sunk, killing 480 people.
Pope Innocent I was elected.