Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Comic-Con celebrated its 48th yearly event in San Diego.
The British TV series 'The Office' first aired on the BBC.
Donald Trump became Mike Tyson's advisor.
Nintendo released the Donkey Kong arcade game in Japan.
NASA's Voyager 2 flew past Jupiter, continuing its journey towards Saturn.
Andy Warhol presented his artwork for the first time at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, US.
Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & Comets reached #1 on the US singles charts.
British Princess Elizabeth got engaged to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
A fire broke out in 20th Century Fox's New Jersey film storage facility.
Several internal explosions inside Britain's HMS Vanguard battleship occurred at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.
The Federation of Australia was given Royal Assent.
The first-ever Wimbledon Championship began.
The first president of the United States of America, George Washington, read the Declaration of Independence.
Nineteen Dutch Catholic clerics, secular and religious people, known as the Martyrs of Gorkum, were hanged in Brielle, the Netherlands, by militant Dutch Calvinists.