A meteorite that landed in Australia in the 1960s revealed stardust up to 7 billion years old.
That makes it the oldest known solid material on Earth.
Aaron Carpenter made his first-ever Tweet on Twitter; it was about his trip to the dentist.
Instruments used to observe Venus found two-thirds of the planet’s southern hemisphere brightened after aerosols were triggered on an “astronomical” scale.
Alfredo Ormando set himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square, protesting against the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer changed his plea from not guilty to guilty but insane.
In May 1991, he admitted to his crimes but, despite this, pleaded not guilty. On this day, Dahmer pleaded guilty but insane to killing 15 young males between 1978 and 1991.
Nine thousand scientists from 43 nations signed a petition to ban nuclear testing.
Industrialist Henry Ford’s method to construct auto bodies from plastic was patented.
Auto bodies are the outside shell of vehicles.
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse comic strip was published for the first time.
Avezzano earthquake claimed 30,000 lives in Italy.
The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 07:52:42 local time in the town of Avezzano and caused USD 60 million damage.
Center left-wing Independent Labour Party was formed in Britain with Keir Hardie as the leader.
German composer Richard Wagner completed “Parsifal” – one of his most famous operas.
Wagner started working on this opera way back in April 1857, which means it took him almost 25 years to complete it!
Galileo Galilei discovered Callisto, the fourth moon of Jupiter.
The most destructive riot in Constantinople’s history, the Nika Riots, began during a chariot race.