Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Uruguay defeated Italy 1-0 in La Plata, Argentina, to win their first FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Toy Story 4 premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in LA, California.
South Africa played host to the first FIFA World Cup in Africa.
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope was launched into Earth's orbit atop a Delta II rocket.
British prime minister Margaret Thatcher won elections for a record third term.
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg was released.
The comedy-drama musical 'Nashville' written by Robert Altman was released.
The Rolling Stones hit single 'Paint It Black' reached number 1 in the US.
Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the schoolhouse door, refusing entry to two African American students.
President John F. Kennedy gained an honorary degree from Yale University.
Napoleon took the island of Malta.
After narrowly escaping a shipwreck, British explorer Captain James Cook discovered the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
American leading figure Benjamin Franklin created the Franklin Stove.
King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon.
The Basilica of St Denis in Paris was completed and dedicated.