Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The EU declared that single-use plastics would be banned by 2021.
Someone in South Carolina won a $1.6 billion lottery jackpot, making it the biggest win in US history at the time.
The final commercial Concorde flight took place between New York and London Heathrow.
People in South Asia witnessed a total eclipse that lasted 2 minutes and 9 seconds.
The Guinness World Records awarded Paul McCartney the best-selling singer-songwriter of all time.
When 65 cars collided during thick fog on the New Jersey Turnpike, nine people were killed.
A V-2 rocket captured the first photograph of Earth from outer space.
Dubbed 'Black Thursday,' the New York Stock Exchange collapsed.
On her 63rd birthday, American school teacher Annie Taylor was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
The world's first soccer club, Sheffield F.C., was founded in England.
British astronomer William Lassell discovered two of Uranus' moons, Ariel and Umbriel.
The pianist Felix Mendelssohn performed for the first time in Berlin at just nine years old.
Folklore states that injured soldier Gil Pérez was mysteriously transported from the Philippines to Mexico City.
John White returned to England after failing to find the lost Roanoke colonists.