Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Four people died, and at least twenty were injured in a terrorist attack near the Houses of Parliament in London.
The first God of War game was released for the PlayStation 2 to the North American market.
The super-bright comet 'Hale-Bopp' reached its closest point to Earth at a distance of 1.215 AU, making it visible to the naked eye.
NASA's Columbia Space Shuttle was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center.
Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas died after falling off a tightrope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Beatles released their very first album, 'Please Please Me.'
Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes was granted the first patent for a laser.
America built the first rocket to reach an altitude of 50 miles (80 km).
New York became the first US court to allow blood test results to be used as evidence.
The St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line became the world’s first scheduled flight.
The iconic Niagara Falls waterfall ran out of water during a drought.
Aston Villa's director, William McGregor, formed the English Football League.
The Spanish National Assembly officially abolished slavery in Puerto Rico.
The New York Horticultural Society was founded.