Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
One hundred volunteers in Bhutan set a new Guinness World Record when they planted 49,672 trees in one hour.
The European Space Agency launched its 'Mars Express,' the first planetary mission in Europe.
Up to 800 civilians and 12 soldiers died during a student protest for democracy at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China.
NASA's UK-6 was launched into space.
Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles, signed the first US gay rights bill.
Chile and Italy played one of the most violent soccer games in history.
The royal coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England took place at Westminster Abbey, London, UK.
Italians voted to form a republic instead of a monarchy.
The White House opened its first indoor swimming pool.
The Indian Citizenship Act was signed into law.
Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi applied for the patents for the radio.
Fruit producer company Dole was founded in Hawaii.
P.T. Barnum and his circus began touring the United States.