Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The son of the ousted dictator, Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr., won the Philippine presidential election by a landslide.
A nine-year-old boy died after being struck by lightning during a football coaching session in Blackpool, England.
Justin Bieber made his first tweet at 8:27 pm, promoting his single 'One Time.'
NASA's Atlantis Space Shuttle launched on the final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Following the Sega Saturn's success in Japan, the console was released in North America on this day.
The 'Grease' musical production opened at the Eugene O’ Neill Theater in New York City, running for 1,503 performances.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical 'Cats,' based on poetry by T. S. Eliot, first premiered in the West End, London.
Margaret A Brewer became the first female general in the US Marine Corps.
Natalie Cole released her debut album titled 'Inseparable,' which went on to win two Grammys.
Monty Python was formed.
Ellis Island was added to the Statue of Liberty National monument.
Henri Desgrange made the world's first world record for a bicycle, reaching a speed of 21.95 miles per hour.
Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the United States of America.
US President James K. Polk asked Congress to declare war on Mexico.
In Montreal, Canada, a fire broke out after an English merchant put fireplace ashes in his attic for soap-making – not knowing that the cinders were still hot.