2015: “Jurassic World”, 1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend
2014: Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland.
2013: The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property.
2013: Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran.
2012: The world’s first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl.
1993: Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey.
1973: US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies.
1967: California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so.
1952: Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus).
1942: Anne Frank begins her diary.
1942: 1st bazooka rocket gun produced (Bridgeport, Connecticut).
1872: Trade unions are legalised in Canada. ( Source: On This Day)