Facts & Historical Events On This Day
British prime minister, Theresa May of the Conservative Party, was elected by the Party's MPs.
British singer-songwriter Lily Allen released her first album, 'Alright, Still,' in the UK.
Mexican grill chain Chipotle opened its first restaurant.
The Live Aid concert raised funds and awareness for famine relief efforts in Africa.
New York City experienced a 25-hour blackout when a substation on the Hudson River was struck by lightning, causing two circuit breakers to trip.
The USSR's Luna 15 robotic spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
John F. Kennedy was nominated as a presidential candidate by the US Democrats.
Legend Frank Sinatra recorded his debut single with the Harry James band.
The famous iconic Hollywood sign was placed in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, US.
The Treaty of Berlin was signed, granting Serbia, Montenegro, and Romania independence from Turkey.
Queen Victoria inherited Buckingham Palace from her uncle and moved in, becoming the first royal to live on the property.
Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson patented the screw propeller design.
The Northwest Ordinance was enacted; it is considered one of the most important legislative acts that the Confederation Congress of the US passed.
British explorer Captain James Cook departed on his second voyage from Plymouth.