Flash foods and heavy rain in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand and Nepal kill over 100 people after 328mm falls in 24 hrs.
The first all-female spacewalk took place.
On this day, astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped foot in space to fix a device on the International Space station.
Rocksteady Games released the grittiest Batman game to date, Batman: Arkham City.
While initially playable on just Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a PC version followed a month later. Lauded as the best batman game ever, it won two BAFTA awards – the Action Game Award and an award for Mark Hamill’s performance as the Joker.
Former Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan as suicide bombers attacked her convoy in Karachi.
Returning from eight years of exile in London and Dubai, she escaped unscathed from the attack that killed 180 people and injured 500.
American independent adventure movie “My Own Private Idaho,” starring River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, was released.
Gold medalist Tommie Smith was suspended for performing the Black Power salute during the Olympics.
The Jungle Book movie by Disney was released.
One of the best classic movies of all time, the film cost $4 million to make and reached an incredible $378 million at the box office.
Hurricane Hazel hit the American East Coast and became the worst to hit North America.
The fatal storm took 1,191 lives and cost $382 million at the time. Hazel even reached Canada and Hudson Bay.
American gangster Al Capone pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
Canada legally declared women as “persons.”
This day is now celebrated as Persons Day.
The British Broadcasting Company Ltd (BBC) was founded.
The US bought Alaska from the Russian Empire.
The transfer was officially completed on this day and cost just $7.2 million, around $132 million in today’s money.
African-American poet Phillis Wheatley was freed from slavery.
An earthquake destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
The Basel earthquake occurred on this day and had a magnitude of 6.0-7.1. It is known as Séisme de la Saint-Luc and was central Europe’s most significant historic seismological event.
The Normans defeated the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.