Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Serbia v Albania qualifying match for the UEFA Euro soccer cup was canceled mid-game.
American reality show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' premiered on the E! Network.
NASA's space probe Magellan burned in the Venus atmosphere.
Up to 125,000 people marched in the first LGBT civil rights march in Washington, D.C.
Queen Elizabeth II officially reopened London’s Euston Railway Station.
African American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Queen Elizabeth II personally opened the 23rd parliamentary session in Canada, the first and only time for her.
US Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first-ever person to break the speed of sound, flying the Bell X-1 at 662 miles per hour.
The Blitz bombing of London's Balham Tube Station was bombed, killing over 60 people.
The original 'Winnie the Pooh' novel written by A. A. Milne was released.
Former US President Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech immediately after being shot.
The detective novel 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' by Arthur Conan Doyle was published.
Inventor George Eastman patented his 35mm photographic film in the US.
William the Conqueror defeated English forces at The Battle of Hastings.