Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Singapore passed anti-fake news laws.
Smallpox eradication was certified.
The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain was the world’s first modern roller coaster to include a vertical loop.
Jim 'Catfish' Hunter of the Oakland Athletics pitched the ninth perfect game, defeating the Minnesota Twins (4-0).
NASA's Atlas-Centaur rocket exploded mid-air during its first test flight.
Richard Nixon was harassed in Peru.
Mohandas Gandhi started a 21-day fast.
The Communist Party of Romania was founded.
The film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures was founded.
The British runner, Henry Barrett, ran a world record marathon at 2 hours, 42 minutes, and 31 seconds in the Polytechnic Marathon in London.
Dr. John Pemberton sold the first Coca-Cola at Jacobs' Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.
George Selden filed for the first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile.
The first Westminster dog show took place.
After laying siege to Orléans for nearly seven months, England’s forces finally gave up and simply marched away.