Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Thousands of pigeons went missing after a freak weather incident.
The ten millionth patent, a specialized laser radar, was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Batman Returns was released in the US.
Drug lord Pablo Escobar handed himself into the police.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required schools to teach creationism.
The TIROS-7 meteorological satellite was launched atop a Thor-Delta rocket.
Kuwait declared its independence from the UK.
In Atlanta, Georgia, legislation passed that made pinball machines illegal in the city.
Father's Day was celebrated for the first time in the US.
Benito Mussolini was arrested in Switzerland for a violent strike. He spent two weeks in jail and was deported to Italy.
The USS Kearsarge sank the CSS Alabama off the coast of Cherbourg, France.
President Lincoln signed an Act that made slavery illegal in US territories.
Sir Robert Peel introduced the Metropolitan Police Act in Britain.
Louis IV was crowned king of West Francia.