Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Blackberry phones officially ended their service after a year-long transition to a software-based business model.
The world's largest building at the time opened in Dubai.
The rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested and spent a night in jail after a row with his wife, which led to ripping out her hair.
George H. W. Bush declared himself President of the United States of America.
A 7.1 magnitude Earthquake in Tonghai, China, claimed over 10,000 lives.
New York City modernized its subway by starting its first unmanned trains.
The Soviet spacecraft Luna I became the first to pass the moon.
Elvis Presley recorded his first demo for 'It Wouldn’t Be The Same Without You' and 'I'll Never Stand In Your Way.'
Burma declared independence from the United Kingdom.
The famous elephant called Topsy was executed at Luna Park, Coney Island, in New York.
Utah became the 45th state to join the United States of America.
Canada's last-ever sighting of the Eastern Cougar was found in Ontario.
King Charles I attacked the House of Commons.
Julius Caesar and his legions made battle with one of Caesar’s former forces in the Battle of Ruspina in Africa.