Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The World Health Organization announced that 142,000 people died of measles around the world in 2018, nearly 20,000 more than in 2017.
Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump would be drawn up for the abuse of power.
In the Global Carbon Project, it was reported that CO2 emissions reached an all-time high (up 2.7%) driven by coal use in China and the consumption of oil.
The Austrian courts ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2019.
NASA successfully launched Exploration Flight Test 1 to test the Orion crew module.
Former NFL star O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery.
Audrey Hepburn's dress was auctioned off at a record price.
Mexican singer Thalia the 'Queen of Latin Pop,' was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, directed by Peter Jackson, premiered in New York.
Ukraine elected its first President since the nation gained its independence from the Soviet Union.
The final episode of Monty Python aired, which disbanded due to one member who lost interest and another who struggled with alcoholism.
President James K. Polk confirmed a gold discovery.
George Washington was re-elected as the US President.
The first fraternity in the US was founded at William and Mary College: Phi Beta Kappa.