Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The FDA gave Elon Musk the go-ahead to trial his Neuralink brain implants on humans.
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, premiered in Los Angeles. It was the first superhero film directed by a woman.
SpaceX's Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station.
Oprah Winfrey aired her last show.
32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer from Boulder, Colorado, became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
At the 53rd Cannes Film Festival, 'Dancer in the Dark,' directed by Lars von Trier starring Björk, won the Palme d'Or award.
The South Lebanon Conflict, which began in 1985, ended on this day, and Lebanon became liberated.
Jay Leno became the permanent host of 'The Tonight Show.'
The Hands Across America charity event was held.
Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, was released.
The original Star Wars film (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas, was first released.
US President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress and promised to put a man on the moon within a decade.
The United States conducted its first and only nuclear artillery test at the Nevada Test Site.
Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor for committing gross acts of indecency with another male person.
Martin Luther was declared an outlaw by the Holy Roman Emperor.