Facts & Historical Events On This Day
France defeated Croatia 4-2 to win their second FIFA World Cup.
'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' movie by J.K. Rowling was released.
Twitter was launched to the public.
American romantic-comedy Wedding Crashers premiered.
American action film 'Die Hard' was released in the US.
President Jimmy Carter's brother Billy registered as a foreign agent in Libya.
The first-ever international crewed space mission was jointly launched by the US and the USSR.
Elton John's 'Honky Chateau' became his first #1 album in the US, which was a significant turning point in his career.
US President Herbert Hoover slashed his salary by 20% and his cabinet members by 15% due to the Economic Act signed on June 30, 1932.
Boeing was incorporated by William E. Boeing.
After an expedition heading North, the Russian navigator and captain, Alexei Chirikov, spotted Southeast Alaska and sent his men to explore.
King Charles II chartered the Royal Society in London, England.
English Jesuit priest Edmund Campion was captured by a spy named George Eliot and taken to London.
The Battle of Grunwald began.