Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Climate Control reported that rising sea levels would 'erase' many coastal cities by as early as 2050.
Nigel Richards won the World Scrabble Championships for the fourth time in a row with the word 'groutier.'
Istanbul Airport was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
China increased its one-child policy to two children per family.
The James Bond spy movie 'Quantum of Solace' with Daniel Craig premiered in London.
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became Argentina’s first female president.
India was hit by the Odisha super cyclone, India's strongest storm.
The first American astronaut to orbit Earth, John Glenn, returned to space aboard NASA's STS-95 Voyager.
The first computer-to-computer link was established on ARPANET.
Adventures of Asterix was first published in the French magazine 'Pilote.'
Turkey became a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
The International Committee of the Red Cross was formed when eighteen countries gathered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera 'Don Giovanni' premiered in Prague.
Pope Innocent IX was elected.