Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket successfully launched on its 14th flight from Launch Site One, Texas.
It flew as mission NS-14 to test out a new and improved crew capsule, the same capsule used later in 2021 to fly Founder Jeff Bezos to space. This mission, however, had a very different passenger – one crash test dummy dubbed “Mannequin Skywalker.”
The country of Georgia officially adopted the Five Cross Flag after more than five hundred years since its last use.
The last time the Five Cross Flag, Georgia’s current national flag, was used was during the time of the Kingdom of Georgia. The flag, which is made up of four small crosses and one large red cross, closely resembles the flag of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.”
US President Jimmy Carter expressed his support for Martin Luther King’s birthday to become a national holiday.
Queen Margrethe II became the first Queen of Denmark since 1412.
An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii killed 28 people.
David Jones changed his name to David Bowie and released his first single, “Can’t Help Thinking About Me.”
Bowie changed his name because there was another star at the time called Davy Jones.
The Today Show aired for the first time on NBC-TV with Dave Garroway and Jack Lescoulie as hosts.
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Morocco, where he met British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to discuss allies during World War II.
This was the first time any American president had been on an airplane.
Segregation of races on public transport became illegal as ruled by US Supreme Court.
Inventor John Hyatt registered cellulose nitrate (celluloid) as a trademark.
Elizabeth Bennet became the first woman to give birth by a Cesarean section in the United States.
Dr. Jesse Bennett successfully performed a Cesarean section on his wife Elizabeth when she begged for him to do the surgery after she experienced a prolonged labor.
The clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany, by Johann Christoph Denner.