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

1533 : England's archbishop voids King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn's marriage

1539 : Hernando de Soto lands in Florida

1742 : First indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

1929 : First all color talking picture On With the Show exhibited (NYC)

1937 : Golden Gate Bridge in SF opens to vehicular traffic

1961 : Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)

1961 : Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)

1977 : Bruce Springsteen and Mike Appel reach an out-of-court settlement, ending the year-long legal battle that has blocked Springsteen's ability to record new music

2003 : Prometea, the first horse cloned by Italian scientists, is born