Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Five hundred and sixty people dressed as ghosts, to get a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as ghosts.
Craig David was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis (TB) by the World Health Organization.
The Office, created by Ricky Gervais in the UK, aired its first US season on NBC.
A truck carrying margarine and flour caught fire inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
Carolyn & Eugene Shoemaker and David Levy discovered the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet.
The first Soul Train Music Awards took place in Santa Monica, California, US.
Elvis Presley enlisted in the US army.
The world's first international women’s sporting event began in Monaco.
The Rapid Transit Railroad broke ground on a new underground subway to link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The first telephone call was made between New York and Chicago.
Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium Tuberculosis which is bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).
The Provincial Freeman Anti-slavery newspaper was first published in Ontario, Canada.
Black citizens were given the right to vote in Canada.
King James VI of Scotland was crowned King James I of England and Ireland.