Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The UK had its hottest day on record.
An asteroid, dubbed 'City Killer,' came closer to Earth than the moon and was almost undetected.
Verizon bought Yahoo for $4.8 billion in cash.
Wikileaks published classified information about the war in Afghanistan.
Pratibha Patil was sworn in as India's first female president.
Lance Armstrong won Tour de France for the 7th consecutive run.
Metallica released their album 'Kill 'Em All.'
The first baby was born after being conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Bob Dylan performed his first electric concert at the Newport Folk Festival.
Italian Fascist Prime Minister Benito Mussolini was removed from office.
The plastic shirt collar was patented in the US by Walter Hunt.
Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson's attempt to conquest Tenerife, Spain, failed.
Maximilian II became emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
After winning the Battle of Ourique, Afonso I became King of Portugal.