Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Disney+ streaming service was launched.
Michelle Obama published her memoir 'Becoming.'
An Iran-Iraq earthquake killed 630 people and injured over 8,100.
Jackie Chan was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 8th Annual Governors Awards for starring in over 200 movies.
The Rosetta Philae became the first-ever probe to land on a moving comet.
Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo's third 3D Mario game, was released for the Nintendo Wii in North America.
A world record commercial railway train speed of 311 mph (500 kph) was achieved by Shanghai Transrapid Railway Systems.
American Airlines Flight 587 from New York City to the Dominican Republic crashed during takeoff.
US/Russian STS 74 Atlantis space shuttle was launched from Kennedy Space Center.
British comedy TV series 'Absolutely Fabulous' aired for the first time.
The musical 'Grand Hotel' was first performed at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City.
Pudge Heffelfinger played his first paid game, making him the first professional American Football player.
Harper and Brothers published Lew Wallace's novel 'Ben-Hur: a Tale of the Christ.'
Mayor of Paris Jean Sylvain Bailly was guillotined at Champ de Mars during the Reign of terror.
English scientist Robert Hooke was appointed Curator of Experiments at The Royal Society, London, England.