Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The discovery of an Earth-like planet 3.2 times bigger than our world was announced.
A 19-mile crater was found under the Greenland Glacier.
Disney’s Moana premiered in Los Angeles, California, US.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Kaikōura, New Zealand.
The James Bond movie 'Casino Royale,' with Daniel Craig as Bond, premiered in London.
The musical 'Chicago' opened at Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City.
NASA's Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit another planet when it entered Mars’ orbit.
Dr. Fritz Derom performed a successful single-lung transplantation on patient Aloïs Vereecken at the University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium.
Ruby Bridges became the first African American girl to take classes at an all-white school in Louisiana.
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) began its radio service in the United Kingdom.
Nellie Bly, a pioneering female journalist, embarked on a trip to travel around the world in less than 80 days.
Herman Melville's novel 'Moby Dick' was published by Harper & Brothers in New York.
Louis Timothee became America's first paid librarian.
German astronomer Gottfried Kirch discovered the Great Comet of 1680, the first comet sighted using a telescope.