Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.
Institution of sharia law in Iran.
The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
British Prime Minister John Major announced the Stone of Scone would be returned to Scotland.
Suicide bombing of Karrada in Baghdad kills at least 341 people.
Start of first Tour de France bicycle race.
The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.