Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Diego, a 100-year-old tortoise, was retired from a breeding program after fathering 800+ children.
Judge Simon Cowell left American Idol but continued working with FOX on X Factor US.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling officially finished writing The Deathly Hallows.
The British-American band, The Pretenders, released their debut album called 'Pretenders.'
East Pakistan renamed itself Bangladesh after seceding from Pakistan.
Luther Terry, the US Surgeon General, released a report concluding smoking cigarettes is bad for you.
The first successful administration of insulin to treat diabetes was given to 14-year-old Leonard Thompson.
The Grand Canyon National Monument was created.
Charing Cross Railway Station opened in London, England.
Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message using Morse code across two miles of wire in New Jersey, USA.
Astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the first two moons of Uranus, Titania & Oberon.
The first Jewish person was elected in the US.
England drew it’s very first lottery outside St Paul’s Cathedral.