Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The much-anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released for PC, PS4, and Xbox 360.
Canada's second-largest city, Montreal, started dumping untreated waste in the Saint Lawrence River.
NASA launched the Gemini program's tenth and final crewed spacecraft, Gemini 12.
British writer J. R. R. Tolkien, famous for writing The Lord of The Rings fantasy novels, published his second volume of the series, The Two Towers.
Poland became an independent country.
After nearly four and a half years of cataclysmic conflict, World War I ended.
Daniel McCree patented the portable fire escape in the US.
Washington became the 42nd state to join the United States of America.
The Manchester Ship Canal started its construction in Eastham, England.
Inventor Alan Clark was granted his patent for the telescope.
Chrysanthemums were believed to have been introduced from China to England.
The first college fraternity, The Flat Hat Society, was formed in the Raleigh Tavern at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time.
Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe witnessed the supernova SN 1572.
Christopher Columbus discovered Sint Maarten in the West Indies.
Pope Innocent III brought together the council for the Fourth Council of the Lateran, which was held at the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy.