Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The British newspaper, News of the World, published its last-ever edition following a phone-hacking scandal.
Erden Eruç began the world's first successful solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
A chemical factory in Seveso, near Milan, Italy, exploded, covering surrounding areas in dioxin.
The Beatles' album 'VI' topped the Billboard charts at number one and stayed there for six weeks.
Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for a demonstration he was involved in during December 1961.
NASA launched Telstar 1, the world's first active communications satellite.
Nazi forces moved on Britain for the first time after attacking shipping containers in the English Channel.
Aviator Howard Hughes started his around-the-world flight.
West Virginia had its hottest day on record at a sweltering 112°F (44°C).
The Scopes Monkey Trial took place in Dayton, Tennessee.
Wyoming became the 44th state to join the United States of America.
Louis XVI of France declared war on Great Britain during the American Revolution.
Lady Jane Grey began her 9-day reign as the Queen of England, France, and Ireland.
The Battle of Dyrrhachium occurred.