Facts & Historical Events On This Day
The Indian Space Research Organization's Vikram Moon lander crash-landed on the moon.
The World Surf League closed the gender pay gap by giving equal prizes to all genders.
Former President Barack Obama gave his nominee acceptance speech.
The historical drama 'The King's Speech' premiered at Telluride Festival in the United States.
Stephanie Myers published New Moon, the second novel in the Twilight series.
Princess Diana of Wales was laid to rest with 2 billion people watching her funeral on TV.
7-month-old twins joined at the back of the head were successfully separated.
Swaziland gained independence from the United Kingdom.
Clarence Saunders founded the Piggly Wiggly store in Memphis, Tennessee, US.
The First Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
The Pointe-à-Pitre hurricane hit Guadeloupe killing 6,000 people.
The Great Fire of London was extinguished after destroying around 70,000 homes.
The Long Parliament ordered all theaters to close in London, including The Globe Theatre, which was once partly owned by William Shakespeare.
'Victoria' became the world’s first recorded ship to have circumnavigated the globe when it arrived back in Spain.