Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Armenian-Turkish land border opened for the first time in 35 years.
Koalas were listed as endangered for the first time in Australian history.
Researchers announced that gravitational waves had been discovered.
A charity auction in Los Angeles saw the lyrics to 'Candle in the Wind' sell to the highest bidder at a staggering $442,500.
Janet Reno became the first female to be appointed US Attorney General by President Clinton.
Nelson Mandela was released from prison after being incarcerated for 27 years in South Africa.
China lifted the country's ban on literature by Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Dickens.
A 44 lb lobster was captured off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Margaret Thatcher became the leader of the British Conservative Party.
The comic book 'Archie' was first published.
The BBC broadcast the world's first science fiction television program, an adaptation of the play R.U.R.
The Boston Bicycle Club was formed, becoming the first cycling club in the United States.
A steamboat patent was granted to the American engineer and inventor Robert Fulton.
The Holy Emperor Charles V and King Henry VIII of England became allies against France.
Japan was founded by its legendary first emperor, Emperor Jimmu.