Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The world's largest Legoland theme park opened in Winter Haven, Florida.
NASA's Galileo spacecraft skimmed by Jupiter’s moon, Lo, at just 112 miles (180 km).
Saddam Hussein was reelected president of Iraq through a referendum.
The tennis player Chris Evert won the first WTA Tour Championship in Florida.
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black-rights political organization, Black Panther Party.
The children's novel 'Charlotte's Web' was published by E. B. White.
Hitler declared that all of Germany’s Jews must be relocated, and Polish Jews found outside of their ghettos would be shot on sight.
Charlie Chaplin's satirical movie 'The Great Dictator' was released in the US.
Ernest Hemingway's 'To Have and Have Not' was published in the US.
The Statue of Liberty's fingers, which clasp the handle of her torch, was fully installed.
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche celebrated his 44th birthday by beginning his autobiography 'Ecce Homo,' which was published in 1908.
At 11 years old, Grace Bedell wrote to Abraham Lincoln, saying he should grow a beard.
Aviation pioneers, the Montgolfier brothers, made the first human ascent in a hot air balloon.
The first day of the Gregorian calendar began in France, Italy, Portugal, and various other Catholic states.