2016: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million.
2012: World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer.
2007: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin.
1990: Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list.
1987: Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa sentenced to death.
1972: John Lennon’s political album “Sometime in NYC” released including the songs “Woman is the Nigger of the World”, “Attica State” and “Luck of the Irish”.
1965: Big Bang theory of creation of universe is supported by announcement of discovery of new celestial bodies know as blue galaxies.
1965: Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00).
1964: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa.
1948: Bradman scores 138 in 1st Test cricket at Trent Bridge.
1942: Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples.
1942: Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam. ( Source: On This Day)