WHO says Europe is again the Epicenter for COVID-19 after cases rise 50% in a month.
COP26 climate pledges, if kept, could help limit global warning to 1.8 °C (above pre-industrial averages) according to the International Energy Agency.
462 non-violent inmates were released from Oklahoma prisons in the largest commutation in American history.
Prison reforms within the state brought on the event to reduce overburdened prisons while giving low-crime offenders another chance in life.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement went into force.
It was an international pact to reduce greenhouse emissions and address world climate change.
A plane crash in South Sudan at Juba International Airport killed 31 people.
Only two people were left alive from the crash. A man and a small girl whom he had cradled in his arms to protect her.
Barack Obama became the first African American to win a United States Presidential Election.
Physicists in New Zealand observed a record-breaking solar flair.
It was designated as an X45 in energy and size. An X45 could have fried most of the world’s telecommunications infrastructure with an x-ray burst containing 5,000 times more energy than usual. Thankfully, the flair did not travel in our direction.
J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter Movie, “The Philosopher’s Stone,” premiered in Leicester Square, London, UK.
Canadian country singer Shania Twain released her third album, “Come On Over.”
The album won her the 1999 Billboard Album of the Year.
Around 1,000 Soviet tanks entered Budapest, the capital of Hungary, after bombing half the city in an attempt to take over.
A British-led team of archaeologists located the entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb.
The first day of excavations uncovered the first step, which descended into the famed Egyptian pharaoh’s final resting place. Otherwise known as King Tut, Tutankhamun ruled from 1333 to 1323 BC. He was entombed in the typical fashion for rulers at the time, with plenty of gold, jewelry, artwork, and other priceless treasures to aid his passage to the afterlife.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Hara Takashi, was assassinated in Tokyo.
The first wagon train arrived in California after having left Independence, Missouri, in May 1841.
Mozart’s Symphony No.36 premiered in Linz, Austria.
After a second siege, Joan of Arc liberated the town of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, France.