Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A polymer note replaced the paper £20 note in the UK.
Venezuela created its first virtual currency, called the petro, in hopes of saving its economy.
For the first time in her life, at age 91, Queen Elizabeth II attended London Fashion Week.
A John Lennon fan bought a lock of his hair for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The first electric car charging network debuted in Estonia.
The Station nightclub in Rhode Island burned down, killing 100 people.
Fifteen-year-old Tara Lipinski became the youngest Olympic figure skating gold medalist.
The Soviet Union launched the first module of its Mir space station.
John Glenn became the first American to orbit planet Earth.
Jimi Hendrix played his first gig at Temple de Hirsch Synagogue, Seattle, USA.
American movie studio executives allowed the Office of War Information to review their scripts.
Danish-Norwegian explorer Caroline Mikkelsen became the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened for the first time in New York City.
US President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act.