Today in history

Today in history

Today's historical events:

Here you will find an overview of stuff that happened.. in history. Every first week of January we add significant events that occurred in the previous year. Our database of historical events contains more than ten thousand entries! Yep, a lot happened in the last thousands years ;-) And if you want to know the future, look at the past. Shirley sang it (it's all a bit of history repeating) and it's true, history does repeats itself. So sit back, relax and enjoy these memories of things in the past..

List of things that happened today in history at

1455 : Johannes Gutenberg prints first book: The Bible

1886 : London Times publishes world's first classified ad

1904 : US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for 10 million Dollars

1905 : Rotary Club International formed by 4 men in Chicago

1972 : Elvis and Priscilla Presley separate

1980 : Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and his wife are arrested for cocaine possession on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. They are set free after spending five days in custody due to the inability of authorities to prove the cocaine in the apartment belonged to either of them

1990 : Russians are allowed to form political parties (end of 1 party system)

1999 : Eminem's The Slim Shady LP and The Roots' 'Things Fall Apart' are released

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