Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The USA won the Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal, beating Canada for the first time in 12 years.
Mexican drug lord Joaquín aka 'El Chapo,' was finally brought to justice.
NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft became the first space probe to land on an asteroid when it touched down on 433 Eros.
The first graphics card chip, i740, was released by Intel.
The famous iconic painting 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch was stolen from a gallery in Oslo, Norway.
After years of court battles, Michael Donald's family was awarded $7 million.
The Soviet Union exiled Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the winner of the 1970 Nobel Price in Literature winner.
The fast-food chain, Jack in the Box, was founded in San Diego, California.
Albert Einstein warned against hydrogen bombs on the 'Today with Mrs. Roosevelt' weekly TV show.
War of the World's played on the radio, and residents in Quito, Ecuador, believed they were being attacked by Martians.
Christian Dior presented 'The New Look Fashion Show.'
Madison Square Garden in New York City opened North America's first artificial ice rink.
Utah became the second state to grant women the right to vote.
The return of escaped slaves in the US became compulsory after congress introduced the fugitive slave law.
Santiago, Chile, was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia.