Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Alec Baldwin accidentally used a live firearm during a movie rehearsal, during which he shot and killed a cinematographer.
Major Australian newspapers blacked out their front pages in protest against press restrictions on printing whistleblower stories.
The oldest natural pearl discovered off the Abu Dhabi coast was estimated to be 8,000 years old.
Native American Kateri Tekakwitha became the first native to become a saint.
The benefit concert 'United We Stand' led by Michael Jackson took place to stand up against terrorism.
Apple Day started in Covent Garden, London.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ITOS-B weather satellite launched atop a Delta rocket.
The catastrophic Tragedy of Aberfan occurred in South Wales, killing many who were in a local school, mostly children.
The American musical comedy 'My Fair Lady,' starring Audrey Hepburn, was released in the US.
The first radio message to go across the Atlantic Ocean was sent from Virginia to Paris.
English chemist John Dalton read his first atomic theory paper to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical society.
Following the women's march on Versailles, The National Assembly declared martial law in France to prevent future uprisings.
Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived at Cape Virgenes, becoming the first European to sail the Pacific Ocean.
Otto IV was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III.