Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A devastating tsunami and earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean.
The largest strike in South Korean history began.
JonBenét Ramsey was found dead.
Jack Ruby's gun, which was used to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, sold for $220,000 in an auction.
Mark Messier was suspended for ten games for starting a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone.
After taking the world of technology by storm, the PC was named TIME's Man of the Year.
A security patrol near RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk, UK, saw what they believed to be a UFO.
The horror film 'The Exorcist,' based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, premiered.
Jimi Hendrix wrote 'Purple Haze' backstage at the Upper Cut Club, London.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the US.
Judy Garland made her show business debut.
Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight boxing title.
Marie and Pierre Curie announced their discovery of radium.
James H Mason patented the first US coffee percolator.