Facts & Historical Events On This Day
A Spanish nurse became the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa.
Swedish music streaming service Spotify was launched by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.
Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California.
A gay student, Matthew Shepard, was brutally beaten and left to die in Wyoming, US.
Fox News Channel began broadcasting.
Author Toni Morrison won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature for her work and essays about the Black American experience.
British Newspaper 'The Independent' was first published.
The Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 allowed the world to look at the far side of the moon for the first time.
The Sonderkommandos, prisoners who took care of the bodies at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, protested their pending mass murder.
The first-ever infrared photo was taken in Rochester, New York.
The Netherlands' flag carrier airline was founded under the name KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Willem II became King of the Netherlands.
The Massachusetts Charter was signed, which established the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast of California.