Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The last male northern white rhinoceros died.
Water-bearing minerals were discovered on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover.
Wendy's became the world's second best-selling hamburger chain, overtaking Burger King.
The Second Iraq War began after an airstrike took place in the country by combined US and British forces.
The world's largest omelet was cooked up in Japan.
The first Women’s World Championship Ice Hockey Tournament took place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Spin magazine first hit the shelves, featuring Madonna on the cover.
David Bowie got married.
The portrait of Rembrandt’s son, 'Titus,' was purchased at auction for $2.2 million.
Prince Philip of Edinburgh opened Britain's first planetarium at Madame Tussaud’s in London.
Nazi German troops began the occupation of Hungary.
The US state of Nevada legalized gambling after previously banning it in 1909.
The Standard Time Act was signed into US law, introducing Daylight Saving Time.
The SS Georgiana, the largest ship in the Confederate States Navy, was sunk on her maiden voyage.