Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The World Wildlife Fund blamed humanity’s rapidly expanding consumerism for decreasing 60% of the world’s wildlife between 1970 & 2014.
President Donald Trump's attempt to ban transgender persons from serving in the US military was blocked by US federal judge.
Walt Disney bought out Lucasfilm Ltd for $4 billion.
American romantic fantasy movie 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I' premiered at the Rome Film Festival.
The Canadian province of Quebec came close to becoming an independent country.
English singer George Michael’s first album 'Faith' was released.
NASA's Challenger Space Shuttle launched for its final successful mission, STS-61-A.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre horror film premiered in cinemas in Los Angeles, California.
The Bosphorus Bridge was completed in Turkey.
Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank were deported from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells was broadcasted on the radio, creating mass public hysteria.
The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) was founded in Sydney by a group inspired by the Russian Revolution.
Inventor Daniel Cooper patented the first time clock in the US.
Nat Turner was arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.