Photo posted on: 4th May, 2016
On-This-Day May 4, 2016 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Photo posted on: 27th Apr, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY April 27, 1994 : South Africans vote in the country's first multiracial parliamentary elections. Nelson Mandela of the ANC is voted by a landslide to be the next president of South Africa and head the new coalition government.
Photo posted on: 20th Apr, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY April 20, 1832 Hot Springs National Park was established by an act of the U.S. Congress. It was the first national park in the U.S.
Photo posted on: 13th Apr, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY Apollo 13, NASA's third crewed mission to the moon, launched on April 11, 1970. Two days later, on April 13, while the mission was en route to the moon, a fault in the electrical system of one of the Service Module's oxygen tanks produced an explosion that caused both oxygen tanks to fail and also led to a loss of electrical power. The Command Module remained functional on its own batteries and oxygen tank, but these were usable only during the last hours of the mission. The crew shut down the Command Module and used the Lunar Module as a "lifeboat" during the return trip to Earth. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, and a shortage of potable water, the crew returned to Earth, and the mission was termed a "successful failure."
Photo posted on: 6th Apr, 2016
On-This-Day April 6, 1924 Four planes left Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.
Photo posted on: 30th Mar, 2016
On-This-Day On March 30, 1993, Charlie Brown hit a game-winning home run. Yeah, that Charlie Brown, the fictional one. The guy from the Peanuts comic strip who always said “Good grief.” Him.
Photo posted on: 23rd Mar, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY March 23, 1998 The movie "Titanic" won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.
Photo posted on: 16th Mar, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY Junko Tabei, a Japanese mountain-climber, became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 16, 1975.
Photo posted on: 9th Mar, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY March 9, 1985 - The most requested movie in history, "Gone With The Wind", went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time. The tape cost buyers $89.95. The film, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, cost $4.5 million to produce and has earned over $400 million, making it one of the biggest money-makers in motion picture history. "GWTW" is now the cornerstone of the massive MGM film library owned by Ted Turner.
Photo posted on: 2nd Mar, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY: On March 2, 1933, the movie "King Kong" had its world premiere in New York.