On this day 1972, Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, was launched. The crew took the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.
On this day in 1982, in Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr., became the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.
On this day in 2003, the Conservative Party of Canada was officially registered, following the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
On this day in 2016, Syrian army continued large-scale attack and controled the revival (Sheikh Lutfi, Marja, Bab al-Nairab, Maadi, Al-Salhin) in the east of Aleppo backed by Russian Air Force and Iranian militias.