Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states.
Ice Age: Continental Drift premiered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The first Harry Potter book, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,' hit the shelves in the UK.
President Bill Clinton ordered a US cruise missile strike on Iraq.
Elvis Presley performed his final performance in Indianapolis, Indiana, US.
Musical 'Grease' opened at the New London Theatre.
The US Navy's Vanguard SLV-2 launch vehicle failed to reach Earth's orbit.
Fifty countries signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.
Charlie Chaplin's silent movie 'The Gold Rush' was released.
Karl Benz patented the gasoline-operated motor car.
William IV became king of The United Kingdom and Hanover until his death in 1837.
Dr. Zabdiel Boylston of Harvard University gave the first smallpox inoculations in Boston following America's biggest outbreak.
The emperor of China patented the toothbrush using coarse boar bristles.
Richard III was crowned King of England.