Andrew Lawrence became the fastest runner to complete a marathon dressed as a fruit.
During the London Marathon, the 30-year-old dad wore a bright yellow banana skin outfit and finished the race in two hours, 47 minutes, and 41 seconds.
Armenia commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
1.5 million Armenians died in their forced-march out of the Ottoman Empire.
The first-generation Apple Watch was released.
British boy band JLS, known from the talent show X-Factor, announced they had split up.
A garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed.
The disaster claimed the lives of 1,134 people, and more than 2,500 were injured. The event caused many protests worldwide, demanding changes to improve working conditions for people working in garment factories.
Businesswoman Estée Lauder, famous for her American cosmetics line, died at the age of 97.
David Bowie and supermodel Iman tied the knot in Lausanne, Switzerland.
NASA’s Discovery Space Shuttle carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit.
STS-31 was the 31st mission in NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the tenth mission flown by the Discovery Space Shuttle. The mission’s primary objective was to carry the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit and deploy it. The crew recorded much of the historic mission with portable and fixed IMAX cameras.
A Soviet cosmonaut became the first human casualty during a space mission.
Vladimir Komarov was returning to Earth aboard the Soyuz 1 spacecraft when the main braking parachute failed to deploy. The descent module crashed into the ground at high speed, killing Komarov.
Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sir Winston Churchill in London, England.
The Woolworth Building in New York City was officially opened, making it the world’s largest building at the time.
The building is 792 feet (241 meters) tall and still remains in the top 100 tallest US buildings.
A fire broke out in Surat city, India, which caused more than 500 deaths and destroyed 9,737 houses.
It was the most destructive fire in the history of Surat.
Mary Queen of Scots married Francis Dauphin of France.
At the time, Mary and Francis were only 15 and 14 years old, respectively.
The famous Trojan Horse was used by the Greeks to gain entry into Troy.