Space Shuttle Discovery completed its last-ever mission and made its final landing onto Kennedy’s runway at 11:57 am EST.
NASA’s Discovery is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Eminem signed up to the record label “Aftermath Entertainment,” founded by Dr. Dre.
The American Motors Corporation, best known for creating the Jeep, was bought out by Chrysler.
Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda became the last Japanese soldier to surrender, 29 years after WWII ended.
Ford Mustang went on sale for the first time.
The company sold over 22,000 on its first day alone!
The Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 9 was launched into orbit.
Onboard was Ivan Ivanovich the mannequin, Chernushka the dog, a few mice, and even a guinea pig!
Barbie was presented to the public for the first time.
The first doll appeared at the American Toy Fair, New York City, US.
Bertha Landes became the first female mayor of a major city (Seattle) in the US.
A five-day blizzard started in the south of England and killed 200 people.
Dutch astronomer Johannes Fabricius discovered sunspots.
Sunspots are regions of reduced surface temperature on the sun.
Naples, Italy, banned kissing in public.
If authorities caught couples kissing in public, the act was punishable by death.
Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus recorded his first observation after witnessing a moon eclipse with a distant star.
This observation was important as it started his thinking that the sun was in the center of the cosmos.