Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Brazilian Space Agency announced that the country's Amazon rainforest had suffered its biggest spike in deforestation in over a decade.
An American 26-year-old, John Allen Chau, was killed by natives living on the forbidden Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal.
Shawn Mendes claimed his third number 1 single on the Billboard list, making him the first person under the age of 20 to do so.
NASA's MAVEN space probe was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
After two and a half years of Alpha and Beta development, the full version of Minecraft was released.
The UK's repealed anti-gay amendment, Section 28, came to a complete end in the UK.
Sony Music Soundtrax released their 'Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture' album.
The movie 'Malcolm X,' starring Denzel Washington, was released in the US.
Push-button telephones were made available to the general public for the first time.
Morocco's King Mohammed V returned after being exiled in 1955.
The people of Latvia gathered together to proclaim the Republic of Latvia as an independent nation.
Suffragette Susan B. Anthony was arrested in New York State for illegally voting in the presidential race.
St. Peter's Basilica in The Vatican City was consecrated, becoming the world's largest Christian basilica.
St. Elizabeth's flood began in the evening when a seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands broke.