Photo posted on: 25th May, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY May 25, 1935 - Babe Ruth hit his final homerun, his 714th, and set a record that would stand for 39 years.
Photo posted on: 18th May, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY May 18, 2012 - Facebook held its initial public offering and began trading on the NASDAQ. The company was valued at $104 billion making it the largest valuation to date for a newly listed public company.
Photo posted on: 11th May, 2016
ON-THIS-DAY May 11, 1998 - A French mint produced the first coins of Europe's single currency. The coin is known as the euro.
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.