Facts & Historical Events On This Day
North Carolina repealed its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use.
An orbital-class rocket was successfully reused for the first time.
Swimmer Michael Phelps smashed the world record for the 200-meter butterfly swim at just 15 years old.
Vincent van Gogh's famous painting 'Sunflowers' was sold for an incredible $39.7 million, the most ever paid for a painting.
A police detective offered to split a lottery ticket with his regular waitress at a pizzeria in Yonkers, NY. She ended up with a $3 million tip!
Someone tried to shoot President Ronald Reagan.
Starbucks first opened its doors in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The Dalai Lama received political asylum in India after fleeing from China.
Riots broke out in Iceland when the Icelandic parliament decided to join NATO.
The Heinkel He 100 fighter set a world airspeed record of 463 mph (745 km/h).
The US adopted the 15th Amendment, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote.
The United States bought Alaska from the Russian Empire.
Hyman Lipman patented the pencil with an eraser on top.
Ether was used as an anesthetic for the first time, by American surgeon Crawford Long, in Athens, Georgia.
German mathematician Carl Friedrich constructed the first heptadecagon using a ruler and a compass.