Facts & Historical Events On This Day
NASA announced that 16 researchers would be a part of a nine-month study on unidentified aerial phenomena or UFOs.
The Marvel superhero movie 'Thor: The Dark World' premiered in London, UK.
Microsoft released the Windows 7 operating system.
Google Play was launched.
The US gross national debt exceeded $1 trillion.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida received its 100-millionth visitor.
The first images from the surface of Venus were received after the Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 landed on the planet.
Paul McCartney publicly declared he's not dead.
In-N-Out Burger opened its first restaurant in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, US.
The American drama movie 'Now, Voyager' premiered in New York City, US.
Inventor Chester Carlson created the first Xerox image.
American bank robber Charles Arthur Floyd, AKA Pretty Boy Floyd, was shot dead by the FBI.
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, UK, was adopted as the world's Prime Meridian.
Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
The world's first recorded parachute jump occurred from 3,300 feet (1,000 m) above Paris.