Facts & Historical Events On This Day
462 non-violent inmates were released from Oklahoma prisons in the largest commutation in American history.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement went into force.
A plane crash in South Sudan at Juba International Airport killed 31 people.
Barack Obama became the first African American to win a United States Presidential Election.
Physicists in New Zealand observed a record-breaking solar flare.
J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter Movie, 'The Philosopher's Stone,' premiered in Leicester Square, London, UK.
Canadian country singer Shania Twain released her third album, 'Come On Over.'
A chimpanzee was observed for the first time making and using tools.
Around 1,000 Soviet tanks entered Budapest, the capital of Hungary, after bombing half the city in an attempt to take over.
A British-led team of archaeologists located the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Hara Takashi, was assassinated in Tokyo.
The first wagon train arrived in California after having left Independence, Missouri, in May 1841.
Mozart's Symphony No.36 premiered in Linz, Austria.
After a second siege, Joan of Arc liberated the town of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, France.