Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
An armed man attacked Comedian Dave Chappelle while performing at LA's Hollywood Bowl arena.
Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of 'Seinfeld,' received the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Latvia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
NASA's Atlantis Space Shuttle ferried the Magellan space probe into orbit.
Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister.
The Italian film 'Seven Beauties' became the first film directed by a woman to be nominated for an Academy Award.
San Francisco Giants outfielder, Willie Mays, broke the record for home runs.
The first Grammy Awards was held.
United States civilians received ration books for the first time.
Al Capone went to prison.
The Royal Canadian Navy was established.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings played their first game, winning with 45-9 against the Great Westerns of Cincinnati.
American Academy of Arts & Science was established in Boston with James Bowdoin, John, and Samuel Adams as founding members.
Pope Alexander VI divided the New World between Spain and Portugal.