Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Donald Glover, known by his stage name Childish Gambino, released the music video for his single titled “This Is America,” which went on to gain vast praise.
A conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon occurred.
Mike Tyson received his second speeding ticket while drag racing his Lamborghini in Albany, New York.
Secretariat made history when he finished the Kentucky Derby in record time.
Alan Shephard became the first American to travel to outer space.
Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned King of Thailand.
Perfume Chanel No.5 was released.
Eugene Bullard became the first African-American military pilot after acquiring his pilot’s license from the Aéro-Club de France.
Tchaikovsky conducted the first public concert at the newly-built Music Hall in New York City.
A fire broke out in Hamburg, Germany. It burned for over 100 hours, killed 51 people, and destroyed 1,700 homes.
Mary Kies became the first woman ever to acquire a patent.
Prussia and Russia signed the Treaty of Saint Petersburg, which ended seven years of war between the two.
During his second voyage to the New World, Christopher Columbus spotted Jamaica and landed at Discovery Bay.
Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan, became the ruler of the Mongol Empire.