Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem in 1630.
On this day in 1971, India's batting legend Sunil Gavaskar scored the first of his 34 Test centuries when he scored 116 against West Indies at Georgetown.
Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating Championships in 1986.
After 75 often restive years under South African control, in 1990 Namibia was born today as Namibia Achieves Independence.
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones launched in 1999, become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
In 2013, The European Space Agency reveals new data that indicates that the universe is 13.82 billion years old.