Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Edward Snowden publicly declared that he was the source of the leaked NSA documents.
A peace treaty was signed between NATO, Yugoslavia, and Serbia.
The sci-fi movie 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' was released in the US.
Soviet Space Program's Vega 1, which was launched on December 15, 1984, released a space probe to enter Venus.
Dictator Efraín Rios Montt declared himself the president of Guatemala.
British Parliament was broadcasted live.
Major record label Columbia Records signed singer Bruce Springsteen.
Rock star Paul McCartney's 'Ram' album went Gold.
The first ballistic missile submarine was launched from Groton, Connecticut, US.
Queen Elizabeth II opened London Gatwick Airport.
Donald Duck made its first appearance in 'The Wise Little Hen.'
Robert Goddard was granted a patent for the rocket-powered aircraft.
British explorer Matthew Flinders became the first person to successfully circumnavigate Australia.
The Church of England adopted the Book of Common Prayer.