Three men found guilty by a jury of felony murder of black runner Ahmaud Arbery, with Travis McMichael also convicted of malice murder in Brunswick, Georgia.
Sweden’s first female Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson resigns after 12 hours in the job after her coalition government falls apart.
Taylor Swift won six awards at the American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year and Artist of the Decade.
A party boat on Lake Victoria in Uganda capsized and killed 29 people.
The incident was due to the vessel being overloaded with 100 onboard.
An international research team published their discovery of 1,500 new viruses that were in invertebrates in Australia and China.
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video became the most viewed video on YouTube, passing 800 million views.
His music video views passed Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”
Ireland ended its ban on divorce.
STS 44 Atlantis 10 was launched into space.
It was the US’s 7th spacecraft launch.
The very first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall.
Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opened The Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York.
This was a turning point in history for the recognition of art photography. Stieglitz introduced photography to America as an art form, and this gallery gained respect for photography as a medium of making art like oil painting and printmaking.
George Hancock, who invented softball, played the first match in Chicago.
Charles Darwin published his revolutionary work, On the Origin of Species.
At its time of writing, Darwin’s claim that all life as we know it descended from a set of common ancestors was laughed at by many. It wasn’t until the 20th century that Darwin’s theories were taken as seriously as he would have wanted.
Astronomers Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree recorded the first known observation of a transit of Venus across the sun.
From this day until February 10, 1435, London’s Thames river completely froze.
In 1806, English author B. Lambert wrote about the event in his book “The History and Survey of London and its Environs” after studying the Thames’ patterns of freezing over.
A catastrophic landslide on Mont Granier destroyed five villages.
Located between Savoie and Isère in France, the natural disaster is remembered as one of Europe’s biggest and deadliest landslides.