Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The UK's prime minister Boris Johnson compared himself to The Hulk in his efforts to steer the country out of the European Union.
A sea swimmer in his mid-twenties was bitten and killed by a shark near Newcomb Hollow Beach, Massachusetts, US.
The 2000 Summer Olympic Games opened in Sydney, Australia.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin registered the domain name google.com.
The psychological crime thriller movie 'Se7en,' starring Morgan Freeman, premiered in New York.
Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in China.
The drama TV show 'L.A. Law' premiered on NBC.
Michael Stewart, a victim of police brutality, was beaten and arrested in New York.
The 'Dodgers' baseball team became the first major league to bring in 3 million fans for the season.
The Soviet Union launched Zond 5, the first spacecraft to successfully circle the moon and return to earth.
Tanks were used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme, during World War I.
Aboard the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin discovered the Galapagos Islands.
The Invasion of the Cape Colony came to an end. The Dutch Cape Colony surrendered to the British after three months of battling.
Spanish Catholic priest Joseph Calasanz started the first public and free school in Europe.