Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The US Military shot down a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon.
Doctors in New York successfully performed the world's first face and double hand transplant.
The French government made it so that Parisian women could legally wear pants.
Mark Zuckerberg founded the social networking website Facebook.
The very first Sims game was released for PC in North America.
Bill gates had a pie thrown in his face while visiting EU officials in Brussels, Belgium.
The former United States Senator Strom Thurmond sent a secret memo to President Richard Nixon's aide, saying John Lennon should be deported.
The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all aligned.
The electric typewriter went on sale for the first time in Syracuse, New York, USA.
The first Mormon Pioneers left their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, and began the long trek to the Salt Lake Valley.
Adolf Hitler appointed himself as the head of the Armed Forces High Command.
Dr. John J. Livingood reported the first synthetic production of a natural form of radium.
The Winter Olympics opened in Lake Placid, New York.
American religious leader Mary Baker was allegedly cured of her spinal injury by reading The Bible.
The Codex Sinaiticus – one of the oldest known copies of the bible – was discovered in Egypt.