Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Chris Cornell, American musician of Soundgarden and Audioslave, committed suicide at age 52 by hanging.
Northern Somalia declared its independence, becoming the unrecognized de facto Republic of Somaliland.
India had their first successful nuclear bomb test.
Apollo 10 was launched from the John F. Kennedy Space Center on a mission to the Moon.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Tennessee Valley Act to build dams.
The Chinese Theater opened in Hollywood, California, built in an Exotic Revival style architecture.
The US Congress passed Selective Service Act.
The Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for president at the 1860 Republican National Convention.
John Bellingham was sentenced to death for assassinating Spencer Perceval, the British Prime Minister.
Napoleon Bonaparte was declared the Emperor of France by the French Senate.
Britain declared war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continued interfering in Italy and Switzerland.
Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of treason led to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe, who was his roommate.
The Crusaders lost control of the city of Acre, the Kingdom of Jerusalem's last bastion, after a fourteen-day siege.
The Worms massacre began.