Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A Texas resident narrowly avoided a felony after forgetting to return a VHS rental tape after 22 years.
The Handmaid's Tale debuted on Hulu.
The Voice, a reality singing competition television show, premiered on NBC.
Rapper Ice Cube married Kimberly Woodruff.
The Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded, killing 31 people and spreading contamination across Western Europe.
Great Britain claimed South Georgia Island after Argentina surrendered following the Falklands War.
Singer Rod Stewart was robbed at gunpoint.
Ariel 1, the first British-American satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, US.
The first major mass trials of polio vaccines began.
The official secret police force of Nazi Germany, the Gestapo, was established.
The Treaty of London was signed by Italy, Britain, France, and Russia.
A meteorite shower caused thousands of meteor fragments to fall in L'Aigle, France.
William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus made his first observation of Saturn.