Cite Return to Daily IQ 1993Praise for the end of apartheidNelson Mandela and F. W. de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end apartheid in South Africa. 1860 Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, N.Y., wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard. 1914 With the support of President Wilson, the Clayton Antitrust Act, which made it illegal for companies to buy competitors' stock, was passed. 1917 Mata Hari, World War I spy, was executed by a firing squad in Vincennes, France. 1951 I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had its television debut. 1964 It was announced that Nikita Khruschev was removed from his positions as premier and secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR. 1966 The U.S. Department of Transportation was created. 1989 Wayne Gretzky topped Gordie Howe's NHL scoring record. 1991 Clarence Thomas got a narrow (52–48) Senate confirmation of his nomination to the Supreme Court. 2003 China became the third country to launch a staffed space mission. 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 ?