Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Hunga Tonga, a volcano in Tonga, erupted, which triggered tsunami warnings from the US and Chile to Japan and Australia.
The World Economic Forum announced that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by as early as 2050.
A Chinese Long March rocket launched the Belarussian government's Belintersat-1 satellite into orbit.
Taylor Caniff released his first-ever music video for his single 'Cash on Me.'
US Airways Flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River, NYC.
Wikipedia was launched.
Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.
The first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles.
Construction of The Pentagon was completed.
The world-famous Swan Lake ballet premiered in St. Petersburg at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre.
Inventor Elisha Otis acquired a patent for a steam engine for elevators.
Queen Elizabeth I claimed the throne after her half-sister, Queen Mary I, died November 17, 1558.
King Henry VIII became the head of the Church of England.
Emperor Otho began his three-month reign after overthrowing the previous emperor.