87th Heisman Trophy Award: Bryce Young, Alabama (QB).
US Supreme Court rejects lawsuit by Texas to overturn Jo Biden’s election in four battleground states, endorsed by 17 Republican attorney generals.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
A trial for Huntington’s disease procured positive results.
This was a breakthrough trial, as it was the first time a drug had suppressed the effects of an incurable brain disorder.
British physicist Stephen Hawking won the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most profitable academic prize in the world.
Tiger Woods announced his indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
American science fiction movie “Star Trek: Insurrection” was released in the US.
Wall Street film directed by Oliver Stone starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, was released.
The final Apollo mission, Apollo 17, successfully landed on the moon.
Apollo 17 was the sixth mission in NASA’s Apollo program. The crew spent three days on the moon’s surface, where they conducted scientific experiments and gathered samples.
Time magazine called Susan Sontag “one of Manhattan’s brightest intellectuals” in a review of her groundbreaking essay “Notes on Camp.”
An attack was made at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
While Che Guevara was making a speech, an anonymous terrorist fired a rocket launcher at the building. However, it missed and fell into the river 200 yards from the building.
Edward VIII officially announced his abdication.
Despite having signed the official declaration the day prior, Edward did not announce it publicly until later. He made the proclamation in a radio broadcast which shocked the country.
The first yacht race across the Atlantic Ocean began.
After a drunken night between some wealthy yacht owners in New York, the intoxicated men made a challenge and bet $30k each on an Atlantic yacht race – winner take all.
Indiana became the 19th state to join the United States of America.
Thirty Native Americans attacked Myles Standish and a group of eighteen settlers. This became known as the “First Encounter.”