Facts & Historical Events On This Day
After 20 years of work, the Leaning Tower of Pisa had its lean corrected by 17.7 inches (45 cm).
A baby girl named Vanellope Wilkins had her heart successfully put back inside her body.
A 100-vehicle pile-up on a highway in Texas killed two people and injured 120 more.
YouTube Live had the largest viewed broadcast ever, with guest artists performing from San Francisco and Tokyo.
Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany.
Riots broke out between Muslims and Christians, in Nigeria, over the Miss World Competition, which killed around 250 and left over 10,000 people homeless.
American country singer Toby Keith released his single 'How Do You Like Me Now?!'
OPEC announced it planned to roll over the current oil production quota to 25.42 million barrels daily.
The first of Disney's 'Toy Story' movies were released to theaters in the United States.
The Sega Saturn was released in Japan.
Neil Simon's play 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' opened at Richard Rodger's New York City theatre.
The Discovery Space Shuttle was launched on the fifth Department of Defense shuttle mission.
Carl J.E. Eliason, from Sayner, Wisconsin, was awarded his patent for the 'motor toboggan,' the world's first motorized snow vehicle.
The Melbourne cable tramway system opened the Victoria Bridge line in Melbourne, Australia.
The second Earl Grey, famous for his tea brand, became Prime Minister of Britain.