Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Kilauea volcano on Big Island in Hawaii began to erupt.
Three-year-old English girl Madeleine McCann went missing while on vacation with her parents, family, and friends in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
The Spider-Man film starring Tobey Maguire premiered.
An F5 tornado hit Oklahoma City, where the highest global wind speeds were recorded.
NASA's Columbia Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding mission STS-90.
The first-ever 'spam' email was sent out to every ARPANET address on the US west coast.
Going My Way, starring Bing Crosby, premiered in New York.
New York Yankee, Joe DiMaggio, made his major-league debut.
West Virginia became the first state to impose a sales tax.
India's first-ever full-length film, Raja Harishchandra, was released in theaters.
The Battle of Salem Church took place.
The sixth major fire in San Francisco occurred.
The first train passenger service began.
Washington, D.C. was incorporated by Congress.