By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 17 Aug, 2022
In a glittering ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981, Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. In 1996, the couple divorced.
Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-Sur-Oise in 1890. New York and San Francisco conducted the first transcontinental telephone test conversation in 1914.
The National Socialist German Workers Party was led by Adolf Hitler as a leader ('fuehrer') in 1921.1957 marking the establishment of the International Atomic Energy Agency. As host of NBC's 'Tonight Show,' Jack Paar made his debut.
It was President Dwight D. Eisenhower who signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958, establishing NASA.
Fire and explosions resulted from an accidental rocket launch on the deck of the supercarrier USS Forrestal in 1967, killing 134 servicemen. A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander who narrowly escaped death was among the survivors.
Roman Catholic Church leaders reaffirmed their opposition to artificial methods of birth control in 1968. Two days earlier, the deposed Shah of Iran, who had died at age 60, was laid to rest in Cairo, Egypt.
A federal jury in New York found that the National Football League had violated antitrust laws against the rival United States Football League in 1986. Although the jury awarded the U-S-F-L only three dollars in damages, it was a hollow victory for the NFL.
Dr. John Bayard Britton and Britton's escort, James H. Barrett, were shot and killed outside the Ladies Center clinic in Pensacola, Florida, in 1994 by abortion opponent Paul Hill. As of Sept. 2003, Hill had been executed.
Nine people were killed and 13 were wounded when a former day trader opened fire in two Atlanta brokerage offices, apparently upset over stock losses; Mark O. Barton's wife and two children were also killed, authorities said.
Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer who ended up in prison for killing his third wife, was sentenced to another 40 years in prison in 2016.
The United States must take 'a solemn duty and a moral imperative” to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability ten years ago, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared on Israeli soil.
The United States' Dana Vollmer set a world record during the London Olympics in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 55.98 seconds. As the final lap approached, Yannick Agnel rallied the French to victory, pulling ahead of American star Ryan Lochte to win the gold medal.
The United States and South Korea conducted joint live-fire exercises following North Korea's second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in 2013. Experts noted that the launch indicated North Korea's arsenal had reached a large portion of the United States.
At the Tokyo Games a year ago, American Sunisa Lee won the gold medal in women's all-around gymnastics; she was the fifth straight American woman to win the title.
Despite being favored to win, Biles withdrew from the race to focus on her mental health. Earlier in the year, President Biden announced sweeping new vaccination requirements aimed at increasing vaccination rates among federal workers.
He was Michigan's longest-serving U.S. senator and a powerful voice for the military during his career. The no. 1 pick in the NBA draft went to Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham.
Today is Nancy Kassebaum-Baker's 90th birthday. Robert Fuller turns 89. Senator Elizabeth H. Dole is 86. Roz Kelly turns 80. The rock musician Neal Doughty is 76. The former vice president's wife, Marilyn Tucker Quayle, is 73.
He is 72. 69 is Ken Burns' age. The style guru is 69. It's Geddy Lee's 69th birthday. She's 69. She's from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Kevin Chapman turns 60. A 59-year-old actress. Dean Haglund is 57 years old. Martina McBride turns 56. A 55-year-old rock musician.
He is 54. A 53-year-old actor. He is 50 years old. '50 for Wil Wheaton. Musician Wanya Morris, 49, of Boyz II Men. A 49-year-old country singer-songwriter.
Dorff, 49, is an actor. A 48-year-old actor. Music producer/DJ Danger Mouse is 45. She is 42 years old. '39 is Kaitlyn Black. A 32-year-old actor. Her age is 29.
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