Harrison returned to our screens for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”
The fifth and final installment of the Indiana Jones film series also starred John Rhys-Davies, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Antonio Banderas. It’s the only film in the series that Steven Spielberg didn’t direct.
Donald Trump became the first US president to visit North Korea while meeting Kim Jong Un.
Spain legalized same-sex marriage.
This made Spain the fourth country in the world to do so.
NASA launched Intelsat VA F-11 into orbit.
The satellite was the 11th out of 15 installations to improve telecommunications across Intelsat’s global network. The satellite was deactivated in August 2003.
The first leap second was added to the UTC time system.
Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. was selected as the first African-American astronaut.
The first Chevrolet Corvette was manufactured in the US.
The world’s first emergency telephone calls were accepted in London, UK.
The number 999 used to make the call is still used today across the country.
The Nazi Party killed around 1,000 people, which became known as the “Night of Long Knives.”
An unidentified object thought to be a meteoroid or comet smashed into a remote forest in Siberia and destroyed 21,528 square feet of land.
The United States Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.
Tower Bridge officially opened in London.
Charles J. Guiteau was hung until dead for the assassination of US President James A. Garfield.
Guiteau thought that a mediocre speech he wrote for Garfield’s presidential campaign won Garfield the presidency and demanded a consulship in Europe in return. After years of rejection, he finally snapped and shot the President twice in the back.
Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls by walking across a tightrope.
The wire was just two inches thick but 2,200 feet long. He walked the length there and back in about 23 minutes.
The US government passed the Indian Trade and Intercourse Act.
The act was part of a series of acts passed to restrict native Americans, mark boundaries, and establish rules for trade between natives and settlers.