Facts & Historical Events On This Day
115,000-year-old human bones found in Poland turned out to be from a Neanderthal child who was eaten by a giant bird.
The American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan posthumously won a Nobel prize in literature.
A painting called 'Abstraktes' by Gerhard Richter sold for a record $34 million.
All 33 miners trapped after a mining accident in Chile were rescued after being stuck underground for 69 days.
Cellular mobile phone service was made available to the American public for the first time.
The US government began its trade embargo against Cuba.
The American drama film 'All About Eve,' by Joseph L. Mankiewicz starring Bette Davis, premiered in the US.
The Safety Hood, which would later become the gas mask, was patented by Garrett Morgan.
Margaret Symons became the first woman to speak in British Parliament.
James Wallace Black took the USA's first aerial photo in Boston from a hot air balloon.
The citizens of Texas accepted the new constitution and approved the annexation ordinance.
The cornerstone of the White House was laid, marking the first day of construction.
Charles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy.
Nero began his reign as Roman Emperor at the age of 16, as his predecessor Claudius died from suspicious circumstances.