Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire, which destroyed the roof.
Aretha Franklin, who died August 16, 2018, won the Pulitzer Prize.
NASA launched a spacecraft to rendezvous with a small communication satellite.
The Hillsborough disaster occurred.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber successfully completed its first flight.
The island of Malta was awarded the George Cross by King George VI of England.
The Titanic sunk at 2:20 am in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland.
The General Electric Company was formed in New York.
Canada no longer accepted US silver coins as legal tender in the country.
President Abraham Lincoln died.
St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach premiered in Leipzig, Germany.
Under the command of Gustavus Adolphus, Swedish forces defeated the Holy Roman Empire's armies in the Battle of Rain.
The King of England, Henry VIII, appointed Thomas Cromwell as the Chief Secretary.
The Battle of Formigny came to an end as France defeated the last English forces.