Facts & Historical Events On This Day
UNESCO recommended that Australia's Great Barrier Reef be listed as World Heritage Site 'in danger.'
The state of Florida banned thong bikinis at some state parks.
Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to the murder of John Lennon in New York.
United States Naval Observatory astronomer James Christy discovered Pluto's largest moon.
Disney's 'The Rescuers' was released.
Stevie Wonder released his first single, “Fingertips,” at age 13.
Disney's classic movie 'Lady and the Tramp' was released in theaters in the US.
The United States Congress formally recognized the Pledge of Allegiance and added it to the Federal Flag Code.
The first Dairy Queen restaurant opened in Joliet, Illinois, US.
American gangster John Dillinger died from gunshot wounds at age 31.
The royal coronation of King George V and Queen Mary took place in the UK.
The United States Department of Justice was formed.
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, was founded by King Charles II.
English navigator Henry Hudson, his teenage son, and seven supporters set adrift aboard a tiny boat on the Hudson Bay.