Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Trevor Noah hosted his final episode of the late-night talk and satirical news television program 'The Daily Show.'
Metallica became the first band to have performed on all seven continents when they held a concert in Antarctica.
SpaceX became the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft.
The Commonwealth of Independent States was formed by the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
NASA's Galileo spacecraft made its first flyby of Earth.
US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles.
Sophie's Choice, directed by Alan J. Pakula, was released.
John Lennon had his last professional photoshoot.
Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped.
Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his 'Atoms for Peace' speech at the United Nations in New York.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his 'Day of Infamy' speech to the US Congress – a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Éamon de Valera publicly repudiated the Anglo-Irish Treaty.
A fire destroyed Vienna's Ring Theater, which killed between 640-850 people.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge was finally opened.
Abraham Lincoln issued his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for the Reconstruction of the South.
Henry Laurens became the first person to be cremated in the US.