||On this day 24 years ago, in 1994,
the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel,
Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive
the Nobel Peace Prize.
|1582 Due to use of the Gregorian calendar this day doesn't exist in 1582 in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.|
1884 George Eastman, receives a patent on his new paper-strip photographic film.
1888 Louis Le Prince films the first motion picture: "Roundhay Garden Scene."
1912 Former President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly
wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the
fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still in it, Mr. Roosevelt
still carries out his scheduled public speech.
1943 Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp
revolt, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of
the 600 prisoners escape.
1944 Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide.
1947 Captain Chuck Yeager flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered
experimental aircraft faster than the speed of sound becoming the first
pilot and the first airplane to do so.
1968 The first live TV broadcast by American astronauts in orbit is performed by the Apollo 7 crew.