1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined
1838 – The Times of India, world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
1953 – First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC).
1956 – “The Wizard of Oz” 1st televised (CBS-TV).
1957 – Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space.
1998 – Discovery in the Hui Autonomous Region of Ningxia of a previously unknown 15.5-mile (25-km) segment of the Great Wall of China, which runs a total of about 4,500 miles (7,300 km).
1998 – American cartoonist Bob Kane, who co-created (with Bill Finger) the comic-book characters Batman and Robin, died in Los Angeles.
2014 – New York’s 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks.
Via Britannica / On This Day