Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Japan recognized its first legal same-sex couple.
The epic science fiction film Interstellar was released.
Spacecraft Change 1 entered lunar orbit at 02:15 UT and became the first Chinese spacecraft to orbit the moon successfully.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released in North America for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.
The first television show with an African American host, 'The Nat King Cole Show,' aired on NBC.
Parker Brothers released the Monopoly board game.
Sinclair Lewis won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his novel 'Babbitt.'
George B. Selden was granted the patent for a gasoline internal combustion engine car.
Utah State ratified the women's right to vote in their state constitution.
The musical 'Cordelia's Aspirations' was performed for the first time at Theatre Comique, New York, US.
Guy Fawkes was arrested while attempting to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, England.
Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus observed a total lunar eclipse in Rome, Italy.
The 15th-century Breton-French-Latin dictionary called the Catholicon was published.