Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Winter Storm Uri caused blackouts and killed 82 people in Texas & northern Mexico.
After a near collision with another aircraft at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, Star Wars actor Harrison Ford was almost killed.
The European Space Agency successfully launched the Vega launch rocket for the first time.
At exactly 23:31:30 (UTC), Unix time passed 1,234,567,890.
The world-famous British boy band, Take That, announced their breakup.
Grease The Musical first opened at the Eden Theatre in Manhattan, New York.
France became the fourth nuclear-capable nation following its successful Gerboise Bleue atomic test.
Planes dropped bombs across Dresden, Germany, during WWII.
Robert L. Douglas, the Father of Black Professional Basketball, set up the first pro-black basketball team called Renaissance.
Jesse James performed his first daylight armed robbery in the US.
The University of North Carolina opened, becoming the first US public state university.
William and Mary ascended to the English throne as co-rulers.
Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before the Roman Inquisition.
The city of Baghdad, Iraq, surrendered to the Mongols after a battle that saw thousands killed.