Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced the single-largest point drop in history.
George Clooney and Martin Luther King III were arrested at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC.
Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment and became the last state to approve the abolition of slavery.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono were served deportation papers for overstaying in the US.
Democratic Senator Robert F. Kennedy started his presidential campaign.
Van's opened its first store at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim, California.
The world record for rainfall dumped 6.1 feet (1.87m) of rain on Cilaos, Island of Réunion.
The US celebrated its very first National Book Awards.
British bomber planes obliterated 89% of Würzburg, Germany, within just 20 minutes.
The world's first liquid-fueled rocket was launched.
Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland fought in America's first public women's boxing match.
The first African American newspaper called “Freedom’s Journal” was published in the US.
King Gustav III of Sweden was shot during a masquerade ball at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm.
Samoset became the first Native American to make contact with the Plymouth colony.