Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Turkey and Syria were struck by a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed 59,259 people.
The United States had its first official COVID-19 related death.
ScienceMag reported that honey bees are found to be able to use colors to help them carry out simple arithmetic.
Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the world's most powerful rocket, 'Falcon Heavy.'
The Animated sitcom 'American Dad' aired for the first time on FOX.
The US Congress changed the name of the Washington National Airport to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The world's most infamous clown, John Wayne Gacy, went on trial after he murdered 33 young men in Cook County, Illinois.
Astronaut Alan Shepard was the first to hit a golf ball on the Moon.
Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne after the death of King George VI.
Asian record where temperatures plummeted to -90° F in Oymyakon, Russia.
A record 111 foot (34 meters) sea wave was recorded during a storm in the Pacific Ocean.
In the United Kingdom, women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote.
William Painter secured a patent for the capped bottle opener.
The colony of Victoria, Australia, was hit by the Black Thursday bushfires, burning 19,000 square miles.
Massachusetts became the 6th state to join the United States of America.