A Historical Day

(1940) McDaniel is the first African American Oscar winner
1940 Hattie McDaniel wins the Best Supporting Actress trophy for her portrayal of Mammy in ‘Gone with the Wind,’ becoming the first African American Academy Award winner. .
(1968) Jocelyn Bell Burnell announces discovery of pulsar
Cambridge postgraduate astrophysics student, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, reports that she’s discovered the first pulsating star, or ‘pulsar.’ The 1974 Nobel Prize for this discovery will go to her thesis supervisor, Antony Hewish, and his colleague Martin Ryle.. 1968
(1984) Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau resigns
1984 Pierre Trudeau tells the Canadian House of Commons he’s stepping down after 15 years as PM, leaving behind a legacy of personal charisma, political liberalism, and a push for national unity..
(1996) Bosnian War’s siege of Sarajevo is over
After four years of assaults from artillery, tanks, and snipers, the longest modern-day siege of a capital city comes to an end. The siege of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, cost the lives of nearly 14,000 people, including 5,434 civilians. . 1996