Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Japan opened its borders to tourists after two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Russian Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft malfunctioned during takeoff and made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan.
The world's longest flight took place between Singapore and Newark Airport.
Samsung stopped producing Note 7 phones due to batteries exploding on users.
NASA launched STS-92 to the International Space Station, which became the 100th Space Shuttle mission.
Around 200,000 people marched through Washington, D.C. streets to fight for gay and lesbian civil rights.
NASA astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space.
Lionel Richie’s second album and best-selling of all time, “Can’t Slow Down,” was released.
The American sketch comedy series 'Saturday Night Live' premiered on US television.
NASA launched its first space probe, Pioneer 1.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt received a letter from Albert Einstein detailing the possibility of atomic weapons.
Theodore Roosevelt became the first US President to fly in an airplane.
Alexander Miles patented the automatic opening and closing elevator.
Australia's first university, The University of Sydney, was inaugurated.
The Aleppo, Syria earthquake occurred and was one of the deadliest in history, killing around 230,000 Syrians.