Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The UK-based computer company Raspberry Pi released their $5 (£4) computer.
NASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory probe, which carried the Curiosity Rover to Mars.
The last Concorde to ever fly made a lap of honor over the English channel.
Queen Elizabeth II became Britain's first monarch to pay income tax.
France successfully launched their first satellite, Astérix, into Earth's orbit.
British archaeologists entered the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
The Titanic of New England, the SS Portland, sunk off the coast of Maine.
J.B. Sutherland from Detroit patented refrigerated railroad cars.
Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' novel was published in the US.
The New York and Harlem Railroad became the first railroad to operate in the US.
Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford designed and completed The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
President George Washington proclaimed the day an official National Day of Thanksgiving for the United States of America.
The United States exhibited the country's first-ever lion in Boston.
The Queen Adosinda of Asturias was placed in a convent at San Juan de Pravia for the rest of her life.