Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Legendary rock singer Ozzy Osbourne announced his retirement from touring.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi was removed from power by a military coup d'état.
MP's in the UK voted in favor of triggering the European Union Bill (Article 50), which gave the government the power to prepare to leave the European Union.
Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, founded the 'Biden Foundation.'
House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, was released as a Netflix Original.
The Civil Marriage Act was introduced, making same-sex marriage legal in Canada.
The first reusable spacecraft called 'Space Shuttle Columbia' broke apart when returning to Earth, and all seven astronauts on board died.
NBC-TV premiered 'Late Night with David Letterman.'
The first scientific hand-held calculators (HP-35) hit the markets with a hefty price tag at $395.
Martin Luther King Jr. and 250 protestors were arrested.
An atomic bomb explosion was aired on TV for the first time.
Voice of America, the US' official external radio and television service, began broadcasting.
King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir were assassinated in Lisbon.
Thomas Edison completed the world's first movie studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
Briggs & Longstreet was awarded a patent for the first steamboat in the US.
Mary Queen of Scots received the death sentence from cousin Queen Elizabeth I.