Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Lionel Messi scored his 300th goal for Barcelona’s soccer team.
Reality documentary The Apprentice (UK) premiered with businessman Lord Alan Sugar as the leading judge.
The world's longest traffic jam from Lyon to Paris, France, extended a lengthy 104 miles (167 km).
The first-ever 911 call was made in the US.
NASA's Explorer 9 satellite launched from the Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.
Fidel Castro was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.
The first commercial helicopter, Sikorsky S51, had its first test flight.
Winston Churchill fell ill with pneumonia.
The Austrian Civil War came to an end after four days of bloodshed.
Egyptian King Tutankhamun's coffin was discovered.
Iceland's first football club, Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkurv (Reykjavík Football Club), was founded.
The Battle of Fort Donelson ended, with nearly 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendering.
American explorer Charles Wilkes discovered the Shackleton Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
The first known British check was written for the amount of £400.