Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The UK's Prince Harry published Spare, his tell-all memoir on his upbringing with the Royal Family.
Maya Angelou became the first African American woman featured on a US quarter.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ net worth reached $106 billion.
A large group of people was poisoned at a funeral in Mozambique.
The Sopranos, the hit American crime drama, debuted on HBO.
China lifted martial law.
Petra Schneider set a world record by swimming 1,500 meters freestyle in just 15:43:31.
The Soviet Union's Soyuz 17 was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome atop a Soyuz rocket.
John D. Rockefeller created Standard Oil Company in Cleveland, Ohio.
London Underground was opened, making it the world’s oldest underground railway system.
Indian Assam Tea was brought to the United Kingdom for the very first time.
King Charles I and the Queen fled from London to Oxford, Hampton Court.
Stephen III of Moldavia defeated the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
Pope Fabian succeeded Anterus and became the twentieth pope of Rome.
Julius Caesar and his armies crossed the Rubicon River, an act that directly led to the Roman Civil War.