Hunga Tonga, a volcano in Tonga, erupted, which triggered tsunami warnings from the US and Chile to Japan and Australia.
The World Economic Forum announced that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by as early as 2050.
A Chinese Long March rocket launched the Belarussian government’s Belintersat-1 satellite into orbit.
The Belintersat satellite was created on behalf of the Belarussian government by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and Thales Alenia Space. Its function is as a geostationary telecommunications satellite providing broadband internet, satellite TV, and radio communications.
Taylor Caniff released his first-ever music video for his single “Cash on Me.”
Taylor Caniff is a social media sensation across multiple platforms who became best known for his Vine channel and appearing in the Netflix reality series “Chasing Cameron.”
US Airways Flight 1549 landed on the Hudson River, NYC.
After colliding with a pack of Canada geese, the aircraft lost all engine power. Pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles decided to make an emergency crash landing in the Hudson River. Everyone on board survived!
Wikipedia was launched.
The website’s name comes from the Hawaiian word “wiki,” which means “quick.”
Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida.
The first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
Construction of The Pentagon was completed.
The Pentagon is the head office for the United States Department of Defense and is the world’s largest office building.
The world-famous Swan Lake ballet premiered in St. Petersburg at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre.
Inventor Elisha Otis acquired a patent for a steam engine for elevators.
Queen Elizabeth I claimed the throne after her half-sister, Queen Mary I, died November 17, 1558.
King Henry VIII became the head of the Church of England.
Emperor Otho began his three-month reign after overthrowing the previous emperor.