Facts & Historical Events On This Day
James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of the Water premiered in London.
Scientists discovered the most distant supermassive black hole.
Starbucks opened its largest cafe in the world in Shanghai, at 29,000 square-feet, which is 1/2 the size of a football field.
A first edition of 'The Birds of America' by John James Audubon was auctioned at Sotheby's, London, England, for £7,321,250 – which took the record for any book at auction.
Adaptation directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep, premiered.
A six-day siege began in London when an IRA unit took a couple hostage in their flat while fleeing the police.
The Altamont free concert occurred.
Hasbro was founded as Hassenfeld Brothers in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed.
Finland declared its independence from the Russian Empire.
US President Abraham Lincoln ordered the hanging of 39 Santee Sioux Indians.
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.
Claudius Amyand performed the first recorded appendectomy at St George's Hospital in London.
Spanish conquistadors founded the city of Quito.
Béla I was crowned king of Hungary.