Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Swedish authorities finally closed a 34-year-old inquiry into the murder of their prime minister.
The Opportunity Mars rover sent its last signal to Earth.
In London, the Millenium Bridge closed for safety checks following large crowds, which caused the bridge to start swaying.
The last episode of David Lynch's original Twin Peaks aired.
NASA's Explorer 49 was launched into Earth's orbit to research long-range radio waves within the Milky Way.
The US signed the Equal Pay Act to reduce the difference in pay between sexes.
Swedish company Saab, previously known for making aircraft, produced their first automobile.
President Franklin Roosevelt became the first president to travel abroad during war.
Italy declared war on France and Britain.
Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.
Robber John Dillinger stole $10,000 in his first robbery at a bank in New Carlisle, Ohio.
The Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire led by Lawrence of Arabia was initiated in Mecca.
The first class of students graduated from the United States Naval Academy.
Innocent Bridget Bishop was the first person to be trialed and hung for witchcraft in Massachusetts, US.