Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The state of California became the first to ban fur products.
The cosmetics company CoverGirl featured their first-ever boy on the cover.
The six billionth living human being was born.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempted to assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The world's strongest storm ever was recorded.
Mariner IX took two photos of Mars' north pole.
The USSR's Voskhod 1 spacecraft became the first spaceflight with multiple crew members.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unveiled its iconic Christ The Redeemer statue.
President Theodore Roosevelt changed the name of the 'Executive Mansion' to 'The White House.'
The USS Holland (SS-1) became the first modern submarine commissioned for the United States Navy.
The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in American schools.
A royal wedding occurred in Munich, which is considered to be the first-ever Oktoberfest event.
Organized by the Columbian Order, the first recorded 'Columbus Day' was celebrated on this day.
Christopher Columbus claimed he first saw land at present-day Bahamas.