Facts & Historical Events On This Day
An intergovernmental panel on Climate Change reported that the planet will heat up by 2.7°F by 2040, which will wreak havoc on our world.
Northern California's wine country was devastated by sweeping wildfires.
Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai became the first African female to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Pioneer Venus Orbiter, or Pioneer 12, sent its last transmission as it fell from its orbit around Venus.
The Franklin National Bank closed due to fraud, the largest US bank to fail at the time.
John Lennon's most iconic hit, 'Imagine,' was released in the UK.
Argentinian Communist and Guerilla leader Che Guevara was captured by the Bolivian military.
Inventor Percy L. Spencer patented the Microwave Oven.
The first Laurel and Hardy movie, 'The Second Hundred Years,' was released in the United States.
American Army Corporal Alvin York and seven men attacked a major German gun nest on their own during World War I.
Wisconsin was struck by the deadliest wildfire in US history.
The Treaty of Ried was signed between Bavaria and Austria.
Captain James Cook landed on Poverty Bay, New Zealand, where he studied and explored the land.
Kepler's Supernova was discovered.
Isabella of Angoulême was crowned Queen consort of England at Westminster Abbey, London.