Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The UN reported that one million plant and animal species were at risk of extinction.
The final episode of 'Friends' aired.
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, more commonly known as SpaceX, was founded by Elon Musk.
Both Michael Jackson and the Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Bobcat Goldthwait was charged with two misdemeanors after setting a chair on fire during his appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'
United States President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
British man, Roger Bannister, became the first athlete to run one mile in less than four minutes.
Bob Hope performed his first United Service Organization show at California's March Field for service members and their families.
The Hindenburg zeppelin caught fire and was destroyed while attempting to dock in New Jersey.
On the passing of his father, Edward VII, George V became the King of Great Britain, Ireland, and all its overseas territories.
The world's first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, was used in a public postal system in the United Kingdom.
The first issue of the New York Herald was published by James Gordon Bennett, costing 1 cent per issue.
King Louis XIV made Versailles the de-facto capital of France when he moved his courts to the Versailles Palace.
The Sack of Rome occurred.