Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Twelve new moons were discovered in Jupiter's orbit, bringing the planet's total number of moons to 79.
Jurassic Park III premiered in Los Angeles, California.
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic's Parliament declared sovereignty over Ukrainian territories.
Republican Party in Detroit nominated Ronald Reagan for US president.
NASA launched Apollo 11 from the Kennedy Space Center.
US Marine Major John Glenn's 'Project Bullet' broke the transcontinental speed record.
The world's first atomic bomb was detonated.
Adolf Hitler planned to invade Britain under the guise name 'Operation Sealion.'
Oklahoma City, USA, installed the world's first parking meter.
The opera 'Die Entführung aus dem Serail' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart premiered in Vienna, Austria.
Father Junipero Serra started his first mission in California named 'Mission San Diego.'
The bank of Stockholm issued the first banknotes in Europe.
Martin Luther had a public debate with theologian Johann Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Leipzig.
The journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers began. This was known as the Hijrah.