Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Tennis sisters went head-to-head when Serena Williams beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open Women's Tennis.
The Egyptian government shut down 88% of the internet across the country.
Michelangelo's famous painting 'Christ of the Woman of Samaria' was sold for a staggering $7.4 million.
Space Shuttle Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all seven crew members.
Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather won five Golden Globe awards.
Honeybees stung Johannes Relleke a world record 2,443 times in Zimbabwe.
A patent was received for Ole Kirk Christiansen's LEGO plastic bricks.
Law No. 38 in Iceland was approved, making abortion legal.
Spain founded the Spanish Legion; an army unit made up of foreign soldiers.
The United States Coast Guard was formed by an act passed by the US Congress.
Digging began to make way for the construction of the Eiffel Tower, Paris.
The world's largest snowflake measuring 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick, was discovered in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published in the UK.
Edward VI was crowned King of England after Henry VIII died.