1958: A giant 14-ton bell was installed on the status clock in London. Big Ben is a symbol of the heritage of British history. and is located in St Stephen’s Store Tower in the West Minister’s Palace, London.
1912: The Titanic departs from Britain on its first and last voyage from the African port of Southampton.
1916: The first golf tournament was organized professionally.
1972: An earthquake in Iran kills 5000 people.
1972: The development, production, and storage of biological weapons is banned through the Biological Weapons Treaty, signed by more than 150 countries.
1973: Pakistan amended the constitution to make Zulfikar Ali Bhutto the Prime Minister instead of the President.
1982: India’s multipurpose satellite INSAT-A was successfully launched.
1988: A fire breaks out in an army arsenal in a densely populated area between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Pakistan, causing damage to life and property, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 1000.
2001: The Netherlands approves a bill allowing euthanasia, becoming the first country in the world to enact such a law.
2002: For the first time in 15 years, P supremo V. Prabhakaran, who started with LTTE, participated in the press conference.
2019: The first home delivery service by drone begins in Australia by Wing, part of Google’s Alphabet company.
2019: A public health emergency and compulsory vaccination are declared in New York following a measles outbreak in Brooklyn with 885 cases.