Facts & Historical Events On This Day
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned after only 44 days in office, the shortest term in the country’s history.
The Lancet published a study that found pollution contributes to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide.
NTC forces killed Muammar Gaddafi and his son after the Battle of Sirte.
A month after launching in Japan, Metal Gear Solid was finally playable by North American PlayStation players.
The Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 went into Venus' orbit – making it the first to do so.
The US Supreme Court ruled to allow teachers to spank students even against their parent's wishes.
Queen Elizabeth II led the Sydney Opera House's grand opening.
The Return of the King, the third installment in The Lord of the Rings book series by J. R. R Tolkein, was published.
The Governor of Kenya declared a state of emergency and began arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising.
American pioneer aviator Noel Wien founded Alaska’s first airline, Wien Alaska Airlines Inc.
American suffragist Alice Paul was sentenced to seven months in prison for obstructing traffic in Washington caused by the Women's Rights march she organized.
Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.
The British newspaper The Sunday Times was first published.
The United States ratified the Louisiana Purchase.
Maria Theresa – the only female to rule the Habsburg Empire – became queen following her father's death.