Earliest dated evidence for the human species in the Arabian Peninsula as fossilized footprints 120,000 years old uncovered in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert.
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson received a standing ovation for her gender inequality speech at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, US.
Liechtenstein became the 160th member of the United Nations.
Colonel Joseph William Kittinger II completed the first-ever trans-Atlantic crossing in a helium balloon.
His feat is still the longest distance traveled by balloon today, as he covered 3,543.7 miles.
The US spacecraft, Voyager, took the first-ever photograph of the moon and Earth together from space.
The award-winning drama movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” was released in the US.
The movie was based on playwright Tennessee Williams’s 1947 play of the same name. Both were highly regarded and award-winning, so in 1958, 20th Century Fox showcased a reissue of the film, which grossed $700,000.
Segregation led many students to walk out of Froebel High School, Gary, Indiana.
The high school would later become the first in the city to accept black students. Source
The New York Times published its first issue.
Tiffany & Co was founded by Charles Tiffany and John Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut.
Tiffany and Young first founded the company as a stationary and “fancy goods” store with a $1000 loan from Tiffany’s father. Only in 1953, when Charles Tiffany took complete control of the company, it began to emphasize the sale of high-end jewelry.
The second Theatre Royal, Covent Garden in London, opened.
On this day, there were two performances, Shakespeare’s Macbeth and a musical called The Quaker.
President George Washington marked the location for the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
During his fourth and final voyage, Christopher Columbus arrived in Costa Rica.
The Teutonic Knights defeated the Polish army in the Battle of Chojnice.
The battle happened in the early years of the “Thirteen Years’ War.”
Roman Emperor Domitian was assassinated, and Marcus Cocceius Nerva became the new Emperor.