Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Colombia's militant group FARC agreed to lay down their weapons after 52 years of guerilla warfare.
Bill Gates stepped down as chairman of Microsoft Corporation.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, officially opened.
Aerosmith became the first major-label band to allow fans to freely download their new single ''Head First” online.
Iraqi warplanes bombed the town of Sardasht in Iran with a chemical attack.
NASA launched the Columbia Space Shuttle for its final test flight, STS-4.
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali retired for the third time.
James Bond's eighth movie, 'Live and Let Die,' was released in the US.
The world's first operating ATM opened in Enfield, London.
Illinois became the first US state to make it compulsory by law to wear a seatbelt.
Stock markets crashed in New York because of a public panic, which was traced back to wheat crop failure in Argentina.
Telegraph wires linked new York and Boston.
The founder of the Mormons, Joseph Smith Jr., was murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
Cherokee warriors defeated British forces at the Battle of Echoee, during the Anglo-Cherokee War.