Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the first African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization.
A meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, which sent shockwaves that smashed windows and injured 1,500 people.
The first draft of the human genome was published in Nature Magazine.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was sentenced to life in prison.
The Soviet Union announced that all of its troops had officially withdrawn from Afghanistan.
Great Britain ditched their Pence and Shillings currency values for decimal varieties.
Sabena Flight 458 crashed, killing the entire US Figure Skating team.
Adolf Hitler announced the construction of the Volkswagen Beetle.
An assassination attempt was made against US President Franklin D. Roosevelt by an Italian immigrant, Giuseppe Zangara.
The silent movie 'IT,' directed by Clarence G. Badger and Josef von Sternberg, was released in the US.
A trade union was founded that later became the current British Labor Party.
US President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court.
Heineken International was founded in the Netherlands.
The Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death for corrupting the minds of Athens's youth.