Cite Return to Daily IQ 1875All in a day's workMatthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. It took him 21 hours and 45 minutes. 1718 New Orleans was founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans. 1825 Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil. 1916 The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations. 1944 Paris was liberated from Nazi occupation by Allied forces. 1984 Author Truman Capote was found dead in Los Angeles. 2001 Singer and actress Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas. 2003 NASA launched the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope. 2009 Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts since 1962, dies. He was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2008. 2012 The first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, died after suffering complications from a heart bypass. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?