Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.
France revealed the world's largest commercial aircraft, nicknamed the superjumbo.
Charity song 'That’s What Friends Are For' hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
NASA's Columbia Space Shuttle completed mission STS-61-C when it landed at the Edwards Air Force Base.
The final episode of Monty Python's 'Flying Circus' season 3 was aired on BBC.
The plans to construct the World Trade Center in New York City were announced to the public.
British band, The Beatles made it onto the US Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.
The lie detector, invented in 1921 by John Augustus Larson, was first used in the Netherlands.
The Paris Peace Conference began in France.
Massachusetts's Marconi Wireless Station Site successfully sent the first radio transmission between the US and Europe.
Wesley College was established in Melbourne, Australia
Captain James Cook became the first European to travel to the Hawaiian islands.
The first polar bear in America was exhibited in Boston.
Leo II was crowned Emperor of Rome at just seven years of age.