Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide aged 41.
Japanese animated fantasy movie “Spirited Away” was released.
The movie had a budget of around $15 million and made $347.7 million at the Box Office.
The USS Constitution set sail for the first time in 116 years.
The US Navy frigate, also known as Old Ironsides, was first launched in 1797 and retired in 1881. In 1995 she entered dry dock for a complete restoration in time for her 200th birthday.
America’s robot spacecraft, the Viking I, successfully landed on Mars.
Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to walk the moon on this day. Buzz Aldrin joined him shortly after, and they spent about 2 hours and 45 minutes walking the lunar surface.
Jane Asher broke up her engagement to Paul McCartney live on television.
The announcement was made on the BBC show “Dee Time,” and Asher said, “I haven’t broken it off, but it is broken off, finished. I know it sounds corny, but we still see each other and love each other, but it hasn’t worked out. Perhaps we’ll be childhood sweethearts and meet again and get married when we’re about 70.”
Single “In-a-gadda-da-vida” by Iron Butterfly became the first heavy metal song to hit the charts.
Although it made the charts, it only reached 117th position.
South Korea elected Syngman Rhee as their first president.
Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt.
A group of German officials detonated a bomb near Hitler’s Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only injured.
Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to govern the US House of representatives.
The Colony of British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation.
British Columbia became Canada’s sixth province, with the promise that the Canadian Pacific Railway would be extended to the new province and the Confederation would absorb its debt.
London Euston railway station officially opened.
The people of Colombia declared their independence from Spain.
The Battle of Ankara commenced when Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur invaded Anatolia.
Timur defeated Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, where he died in captivity. As a result, the twelve-year-long Ottoman civil war began after Bayezid I death.