Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Geoffrey Hinton, the 'Godfather of AI,' resigned from Google amidst growing concerns over AI.
Crown Prince Naruhito became the Emperor of Japan following his father's abdication.
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Sweden.
SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon.
The Royal Air Force began a series of attacks on Argentina's Air Force in the Falkland Islands.
Amtrak began operating as the United States’ passenger railroad company.
The Beatles performed their final show in England at Empire Pool in Wembley, London.
Despite running out of oxygen, Jim Whittaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Fidel Castro banned elections and declared Cuba to be a socialist nation.
Mr. Potato Head was officially released, originally only consisting of the accessories which were stuck in an actual potato.
General Mills introduced Cheerios.
The Empire State Building opened.
Pluto was officially named.
The All-China Federation of Trade Unions was founded.
A national strike began in the United States, calling for an eight-hour workday instead of 12 hours.
Construction started on Chicago's first-ever skyscraper for the Home Insurance Company of New York.
Levi Strauss was founded.
The Acts of Union were passed, officially uniting England and Scotland as one country.