Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Coca-Cola was named the world's largest plastic polluter by the charity 'Break Free From Plastic.'
A ban on diesel cars was called for in France.
A 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia, killed 25,000-50,000 people and left up to 500,000 homeless.
Apollo 17 launched the final manned lunar landing mission, during which the crew took the famous 'blue marble' photo of the entire Earth.
An assassination attempt was made on the First Lady of the Philippines.
Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Jack Fingleton, an Australian cricketer, became the first batsman to score 100 runs in four consecutive test matches.
Inventor Leo Baekeland patented the first thermosetting plastic, Bakelite, which sparked the birth of the plastics industry.
Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph to the editors of 'Scientific American.'
Delaware became the first state to ratify the US constitution.
The Royal Opera House opened at Covent Garden, London, England.
The southern parts of Great Britain were struck by The Great Storm of 1703, which took the lives of 9,000 people.
One of America's oldest documented highways was completed on this day in Connecticut, USA.
Justin II of Byzantine adopted Tiberius, his general, and proclaimed him Caesar.