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

1298 : English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk

1515 : Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria

1582 : Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft

1775 : George Washington takes command of US troops

1933 : First solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)

1959 : Earth gas found at Kolham (Slochteren) Groningen

1960 : Cuba nationalizes all US owned sugar factories

1969 : Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing peace in Detroit

1982 : Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC

1992 : Colombia drug baron Pablo Escobar escapes prison

2003 : Uday and Qusay Hussein, sons of Saddam Hussein, are killed by the U.S. military in Iraq, after being tipped off by an informant

2011 : Anders Behring Breivik kills 77 people in twin terrorist attacks in Norway, after a bombing in the Regjeringskvartalet government center in Oslo and a shooting at a political youth camp on the island of Utoya

2015 : Cuba and the United States reestablish full diplomatic relations, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations

2016 : The final videocassette recorder is manufactured by the Japanese company Funai.

2016 : A gunman at a McDonald's across the street from a shopping mall in Munich - Germany fatally shoots nine people and wounds 16 others before killing himself. The shooter is an 18-year old German