Facts & Historical Events On This Day
Crosshatch drawings discovered on a 1.5-inch piece of stone in Blombos Cave in South Africa were found to be the oldest known human drawing at 73,000 years old.
East London sewers were blocked by an 829-foot (253 meters), 260,000 lb (23 ton) giant fatberg.
Lady Gaga wore a full outfit made of meat for the MTV Video Music Awards.
Nintendo released Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition in Japan for the Game Boy Color.
An extreme category 5 hurricane called Gilbert hit Jamaica, with the eye of the storm being 15 miles wide.
The American neo-noir mystery film 'Blue Velvet' premiered in Toronto, Canada.
The animated fantasy TV show 'The Smurfs' premiered on NBC.
American department store Kohl’s opened their first store in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
17,000-year-old cave art was discovered in France.
American actress Katherine Hepburn had her first stage performance in New York City, where she played in 'Night Hostess.'
A new federal constitution was created, which marked Switzerland as a federal state.
French astronomer Charles Messier accidentally discovered the Crab Nebula while looking for the Halley comet.
Henry Hudson began a journey up the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.
The Greeks defeated the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.