Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Elton John ended his touring career with a final concert in Stockholm, Sweden.
Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot in the city of Naga while giving a speech.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis launched for its final mission.
'Inception,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premiered in London, England.
The Sega Saturn console was released in Europe following its massive success in Japan & North America.
The Island Express train derailed on the Peruman Bridge in India.
The Solar Challenger became the first solar-powered airplane to cross the English Channel.
A flying saucer crash at Roswell, New Mexico, was broadcasted to the public.
The Wall Street Journal issued its first paper.
The US Federal Trademark Act began, which allowed authorization of Trademarks.
David Humphreys handed out the first recorded US passport.
The state of Vermont became the first to abolish adult slavery after declaring the Constitution of Vermont.
The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred.
A confirmed tornado was recorded for the first time in the United States.
Navigator Vasco da Gama of Portugal started his first voyage.