Australian city of Melbourne “world’s most locked down city” exits its sixth lockdown after a total of 260 days.
The National Hockey League announces the annual NHL All Star Game and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition would be postponed to no earlier than 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Goldman Sachs agrees to pay record $3 billion to end probe into its role in 1MDB corruption scandal to regulators in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
The Marvel superhero movie “Thor: The Dark World” premiered in London, UK.
Microsoft released the Windows 7 operating system.
Google Play was launched.
The app store gives android users a platform to find and install applications.
The US gross national debt exceeded $1 trillion.
The national debt soared due to Ronald Reagan funding heavily in arms and cutting taxes.
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida received its 100-millionth visitor.
The first images from the surface of Venus were received after the Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 landed on the planet.
Paul McCartney publicly declared he’s not dead.
Rumors broke out that the Beatles star had died in a car crash in 1966 and that he was replaced with a lookalike. He denied these rumors in an interview with BBC.
In-N-Out Burger opened its first restaurant in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, US.
The American drama movie “Now, Voyager” premiered in New York City, US.
The movie was directed by Irving Rapper and starred Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains.
Inventor Chester Carlson created the first Xerox image.
He printed “10.-22.-38 ASTORIA” on a glass microscope slide.
American bank robber Charles Arthur Floyd, AKA Pretty Boy Floyd, was shot dead by the FBI.
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, UK, was adopted as the world’s Prime Meridian.
Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
The world’s first recorded parachute jump occurred from 3,300 feet (1,000 m) above Paris.
The parachutist, André-Jacques Garnerin, was a student of one of the earliest hot-air ballooning pioneers. He was the first person to make a parachute jump and the inventor of parachutes. Garnerin ascended using a hot air balloon, cut his connection to the balloon, and descended in the basket using his prototype parachute.