This Day in History

Betty White Breaks New Ground on SNL

On May 8, 2010, Betty White hosted “Saturday Night Live” at the age of 88, becoming the oldest person to host the show. Her appearance, prompted by a fan-driven Facebook campaign, was met with critical acclaim and showcased her timeless comedic talent and widespread appeal. White’s hosting gig not only set a record but also […]

The Arab Spring Begins in Tunisia

The Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy uprisings across the Arab world, began in Tunisia on December 17th, 2010, with the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi. This event triggered widespread movements for political change.

Chilean Miners

33 miners in northern Chile were rescued after spending more than two months underground. The copper and gold mine collapsed on Aug. 5, and they were trapped for 69 days — nearly half a mile underground — until they were rescued.

Deepwater Horizon

Oil rig Deepwater Horizon is declared sealed after a 5-month long spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Thought to be one of the biggest accidents in the oil and gas industry, the Deepwater Horizon spill or the BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010, when an explosion destroyed the rig and killed 11 people.