Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The World Health Organization announced that they would give measles vaccinations to 800,000 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Epic Games released the video game Fortnite Battle Royale.
Saudi Arabia became the last country in the world to lift a ban on women driving cars.
Ed Whitlock became the world's first person over the age of 70 to run a marathon in under 3 hours.
The Umbria and Marche earthquake occurred in Italy, killing 11 people and injuring 100.
Nintendo released Super Mario 64, one of their most iconic Mario games.
Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov narrowly escaped the Soyuz T-10 spacecraft explosion.
Concorde made its first nonstop trip across the Atlantic from Washington, DC, to Paris, France, in a record-breaking time of 3 hours and 32 minutes.
The Beatles released Abbey Road, the last album they recorded before breaking up.
The iconic Hollywoodland sign was changed to just Hollywood as we know it today.
The US Congress abolished the gold dollar and three-dollar coins.
The famous Parthenon building in Athens, Greece, was damaged due to an attack by the Venetian army attempting to remove Turks who turned the building into a mosque.
Sir Frances Drake completed his famous circumnavigation of the world when he sailed into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind.
William II, the third son of William the Conquer, was crowned King of England.