Facts & Historical Events On This Day
America officially began to withdraw from the World Health Organization.
South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder.
The Cosmic Call 2 mission occurred at the Eupatoria Planetary Radar in western Crimea.
The Forrest Gump movie was released in the US.
The Nigerian Civil War began when Nigerian troops invaded Biafra.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at a church dinner party.
The Soviet Union started mass producing the AK-47 assault rifle.
The first successful rabies vaccine was successfully tested on a 9-year-old boy in France.
The US adopted the name 'dollars' and started using decimal coinage.
The American Declaration of Independence was publicly released in the Pennsylvania Evening Post.
Pirate Captain Kidd was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts, US.
Catholic Saint Sir Thomas More was executed for treason by King Henry VIII.
Pope Clement VI issued two papal bulls stating that Jews were not to blame for the Black Death.
Richard I took to the throne as King of England.