Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars.
WikiLeaks published the first US diplomatic cable leak provided by Chelsea Manning.
Queen Elizabeth II knighted English fantasy author Terry Pratchett.
Opera singer Andrea Bocelli started his career in the production of 'La bohème' in Cagliari.
Actor Yul Brynner starred in an anti-smoking ad campaign while dying of smoking-related lung cancer.
The Sahara Desert temperature dropped so low that some areas became covered in snow.
The first Ironman Triathlon was held in Kona, Hawaii, USA.
Capital punishment was declared unconstitutional in California, USA.
The Republic of Gambia gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
The first official Church of Scientology opened in Los Angeles, California, USA.
American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.
Winston Churchill gave his first speech in the British House of Commons.
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in the United States.
Henry VIII, known then as Henry Tudor, established the title 'The Prince of Wales.'