Facts & Historical Events On This Day
In Svalbard, Norway, the Global Seed Vault celebrated its 10th anniversary by adding its one-millionth seed.
Nineteen tourists were killed in a hot air balloon crash in Luxor, Egypt.
The New York Philharmonic Orchestra performed in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Oprah Winfrey was declared not guilty after cattlemen tried to sue her for saying American beef could spread mad cow disease.
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' hit number one on the Billboard 200 and stayed there for 37 weeks.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill went public that Britain had its first atomic bomb and planned to test it in Australia by the end of the year.
Robert Watson-Watt demonstrated radar in Slough, England, UK.
Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park was established after being signed off by President Calvin Coolidge.
The HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, was launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
The UK had its first Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.
Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba.
£1 notes were circulated in Britain.
The Roman Inquisition ordered Galileo not to teach or defend his theory that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
Valentinian I, also known as Valentinian the Great, ascended to the throne as the Roman emperor.