The first protests of the 2018 Armenian Revolution began.
The Matrix was released in the US and grossed over $460 million worldwide.
Romantic comedy “10 Things I hate About You” was released.
The movie was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” written in the late 16th Century.
A referendum in the Republic of Georgia took place to vote on the country’s independence.
It passed with 99.5% voter approval.
Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize Award for her novel “Beloved.”
It was an adaptation of the horrors enslaved people had to live through.
The first Golden Raspberry Awards took place in John Wilson’s living room.
The first Razzie Award went to “Can’t Stop the Music.”
Starbucks served its first latte in Seattle, Washington, US.
Luna 10 was launched by the USSR and became the first satellite to orbit the moon.
The first dance marathon took place in New York City, US.
Alma Cummings set a record of 27 hours dancing with six different partners.
The US daylight saving time went into effect.
The iconic Eiffel Tower officially opened and was the tallest man-made tower for 41 years.
Bellevue Hospital opened the NYC Almshouse, the first public hospital in the US.
The Bellevue Hospital only had six beds at the time, and NYC had a population of just over 8,000 people.