Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A new study was published in the journal 'Nature Geoscience,' which showed that the moon is still shrinking with recent moonquakes as it cools.
Three astronauts, Richard J. Hieb, Thomas D. Akers, and Pierre J. Thuot, simultaneously walked in space for the first time.
Apple released its Macintosh System 7.0.
Reggie Jackson became the first major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times.
An assassination attempt was made on Pope John Paul II.
The Beatles movie, 'Let it Be,' premiered.
Zakir Husain began an almost two-year term as President of India.
An Australian man became the first to circumnavigate the world in an amphibious vehicle.
The first British-made jet bomber made its first test flight, called the Canberra.
Winston Churchill made his famous speech to the House of Commons.
The first US airmail stamps were issued, costing 24 cents.
The first four-engine aircraft was built and flown by Igor Sikorsky.
Brazil introduced the Golden Law (Lei Áurea), signed by the Princess Imperial of Brazil, which abolished all forms of slavery.
The first railway line in Pakistan opened, with trains running from Karachi to Kotri.