Facts & Historical Events On This Day
FIFA World Cup 2022 kicked off in Qatar.
Snake fossils found in Rio Negro Province, Argentina, showed snakes with hind legs that lived over 70 million years ago.
Oxford Dictionaries declared 'climate emergency' as the word of the year for 2019.
A 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi was declared unconstitutional.
The Georgia Dome in Atlanta was blown to smithereens in a controlled demolition.
English singer-songwriter Adele released her third studio album, '25.'
Toshiba rolled out a four-legged robot designed to clean up after nuclear disasters.
MTV and Harmonix released Rock Band for PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America.
Zarya, the first International Space Station module, was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London.
DC Comics released Flash Comics Issue 1, featuring Flash Gordon.
French inventor Pierre Lallement was awarded his patent for a pedal bicycle.
Beethoven premiered Fidelio in Vienna, Austria, which was his only opera.
The American state of New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
Zumbi, the last of the Quilombo dos Palmares kings, was killed.
Roman soldier Diocletian was appointed the new Roman Emperor after Roman Emperor Carus's death.