Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A 55-year-old man became the first known person to contract COVID-19.
The legislation was passed, allowing females to be appointed as bishops of The Church of England.
A sequel to LittleBigPlanet was released for the PlayStation Portable.
Sony released the PlayStation 3 console in North America.
This day marked the beginning of The Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.
The crew aboard Japan Airlines Flight 1628 sighted three potential UFOs above Alaska.
The Soviet Lunokhod 1 became the first robotic lunar rover to land on the Moon's surface.
The Ottoman Empire ended when the last Sultan Mehmed VI was exiled to Malta on a British warship.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony was performed for the first time in St Petersburg, Russia.
Explorer David Livingstone became the first European to see Victoria Falls.
An earthquake struck Valdivia, south-central Chile, which caused a tsunami that damaged Hawaii, French Polynesia, and Japan.
The US Senate held its first session in the unfinished Capitol Building.
Hundreds of people died after a New England Blizzard.
Writer, explorer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh went on trial for suspected treason.
Queen Elizabeth I was coronated and re-established the protestant Church of England.
All of London's Jews (approx. 680) were accused and arrested for coin clipping and counterfeiting.