Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The first Monkeypox deaths outside of Africa were recorded in Brazil and Spain.
Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' single reached a new record for the longest time on the Billboard charts after spending 17 weeks at number one.
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the third time in a row.
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
David Berkowitz, otherwise known as the Son of Sam serial killer, shot his first victims.
Pope Paul VI declared the prohibition of birth control.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which became NASA.
J. R. R. Tolkien published the original 'The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring' novel.
King George VI officially opened the 11th modern-day Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
A screening test of Walt Disney's 'Steamboat Willie' occurred featuring Mickey Mouse.
Sir Robert Baden-Powell established the Boys Scouts in England.
Arc de Triomphe in Paris became the world's largest triumphal arch at 164 ft tall.
The English navy defeated the Spanish Armada at the Battle of Gravelines.
Renegades of the Abbasid Caliphate captured Thessalonica, which is modern-day Thessaloniki, Greece.