Facts & Historical Events On This Day
King Charles III of Britain named Prince Edward as the Duke of Edinburgh.
Music copyright infringement from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke led to a record payout of $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye.
After seven months of travel, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived safely to Mars.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on the Warner Bros Television Network.
All nine planets (including Pluto) lined up with the sun.
A console version of Space Invaders was released for the Atari 2600.
The Incredible Hulk TV series premiered on CBC starring Bill Bixby.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered at the Belasco Theater, New York City, US, and ran for 45 performances.
American fugitive James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to murdering Martin Luther King Jr.
Mildred Gillard became the first woman in US history to be convicted of treason.
Diego Velázquez's painting 'The Toilet of Venus' was destroyed by suffragettes at a museum in London.
In France, 1,099 miners lost their lives in what is known as Europe's worst mining disaster.
The first-ever telephone call was made.
The US issued first paper money in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000 notes.
Charles I dissolved the Parliament of England, which was the start of the eleven-year period known as the Personal Rule.