Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The US Air Force Space Command launched the Boeing X-37B spaceplane for a classified mission.
The Church of Scotland voted in favor of allowing openly gay men and women to be ministers.
Quebec held a referendum on whether to begin negotiations with Canada to become independent.
Elton John and his entourage flew into Moscow, making him the first western pop star to tour the USSR.
Hard Job Being God, a Broadway musical, closed at the Edison Theater NYC after six performances.
Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland.
The chandelier of the Palais Garnier Opera House broke, and its debris fell on a crowd.
The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope was shown to members of the National Federation of Women's Club.
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented the first blue jeans with copper rivets.
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Acts into law.
Shakespeare's Sonnets were first published in London.
After decades of failed attempts to reach the Indies, Vasco da Gama arrived in Calicut, India.
The Pictish armies of King Bridei Mac Bili won a decisive victory over the armies of Northumbria at the Battle of Dun Nechtain.
The first Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor. It was the first attempt to achieve agreement in the church.