Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Sony released their PlayStation 4 in North America and sold one million units within 24 hours.
Ubisoft released Rayman Origins worldwide for PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360.
Microsoft entered the video game market with the launch of its first game console, the Xbox.
The Soviet Union's uncrewed Buran space shuttle completed its first and only space flight.
The first Wendy's restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio, US.
American businessman King Camp Gillette was granted his patent for the safety razor.
The US held its first poultry show at Boston's Public Garden.
Isaac Pitman introduced his shorthand system, 'Stenographic Shorthand,' for writing.
On his second voyage, Charles Darwin arrived at Tahiti and noted rich fertile lands and intelligent natives.
Lieutenant Zebulon Pike spotted an unnamed mountain peak while exploring the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
The Continental Congress ratified the Articles of Confederation, the first government rule for the newly-formed United States of America.
The first-ever licensed kosher butcher opened in New York City.
English military officer Myles Standish lead 16 men to explore Cape Cod.
Christopher Columbus wrote about tobacco use by the natives of New England.