The conference saw Allied leaders United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war Europe.
At 11.39am Challenger lifted off, and seventy-three seconds later the Shuttle began to disintegrate following a huge fireball. All seven members of crew were killed, and the disaster led to NASA suspending all Space Shuttle missions for over two and a half years.
With £200 in English gold and banknotes, and a single bag that was smaller than modern carry-on luggage, Bly departed from Hoboken Pier in New Jersey on board the Augusta Victoria steamship on 14 November 1889.
Fidel Castro’s nationalisation of American-owned businesses and private property led the Eisenhower administration to cut all diplomatic ties with Cuba.
The original signatories – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the USSR’s Ambassador to the US Maxim Litvinov, and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs T. V. Soong – were joined the next day by a further 24 nations.
More than 150 Native Americans from the Lakota tribe were killed by U.S. soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
CONAD was replaced by NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) in 1958, and NORAD Tracks Santa has reported Santa’s location ever since.
Thomas Midgeley Jr. discovered that adding tetraethyl lead to gasoline reduced knocking in automobile engines.
The crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft took the iconic Blue Marble photograph of the earth.
Studio engineer Jack Clement, who had discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, was in the control booth and decided to record the session which was the only time that these pop music pioneers would ever record together.