Facts & Historical Events On This Day
North Korea tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Greece won its first UEFA Euro Cup after beating Portugal in the final 1-0.
NASA's Pathfinder Space probe landed on Mars.
The first Atlanta International Pop Festival took place at Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia, with as many as 150,000 partygoers.
The Beatles were banned from the Philippines.
The Beach Boys reached #1 on the Billboard charts with their single 'I Get Around.'
The Philippines gained its independence as a nation after 381 years of colonial rule.
Lewis Carroll told 10-year-old Alice Liddel a story that was the basis for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'
Huskar Mining Pit, located in Silkstone, England, flooded after heavy rainfall, killing 26 children.
The last slaves in New York were freed.
President Thomas Jefferson announced the Louisiana Purchase to the public.
Scottish geologist James Hutton publicly read his theory on uniformitarianism for the first time at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The United States of America declared its Independence from Britain.
Chinese astronomers reported the brightest supernova known to man.