Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Statue of Unity in India was officially completed making it the world’s tallest statue at 597 ft (182 m).
The Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 was destroyed by a bomb.
During tests, Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceplane, VSS Enterprise, crashed into the Mojave Desert.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) stated that the world's population had reached seven billion.
A shark bit off an arm of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton in Hawaiian waters.
Soyuz TM-31 was launched, carrying the first crew to reside long-term on the International Space Station.
Medal of Honor was released for PlayStation, instantly becoming the best shooter to date.
The Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated.
The American psychological thriller 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane' with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis was released.
The Big Cat, aka Earl Lloyd, became the first African-American to play in the NBA.
After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore was completed.
The Spanish Flu was reported to have killed 21,000 people in the US in the week ending on this date.
Nevada became the 36th state to join the United States of America.
After over four years in the making, Michelangelo unveiled “The Last Judgment” painting at the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.
The Kaaba caught fire and was burned down during the Siege of Mecca.