Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The first all-female spacewalk took place.
Rocksteady Games released the grittiest Batman game to date, Batman: Arkham City.
Former Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan as suicide bombers attacked her convoy in Karachi.
American independent adventure movie 'My Own Private Idaho,' starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, was released.
Gold medalist Tommie Smith was suspended for performing the Black Power salute during the Olympics.
The Jungle Book movie by Disney was released.
Hurricane Hazel hit the American East Coast and became the worst to hit North America.
American gangster Al Capone pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
Canada legally declared women as 'persons.'
The British Broadcasting Company Ltd (BBC) was founded.
The US bought Alaska from the Russian Empire.
African-American poet Phillis Wheatley was freed from slavery.
An earthquake destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
The Normans defeated the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.