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

1656 : England & France sign peace treaty

1812 : French army under Napoleon reaches Kremlin, Moscow

1830 : First to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)

1857 : Timothy Alder patents typesetting machine

1904 : Wilbur Wright makes his first airplane flight

1928 : Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1952 : European Parliament forms in Strasbourg

1975 : Pink Floyd releases their ninth album, Wish You Were Here

1982 : First issue of 'USA Today' published by Gannett Co Inc

1997 : The domain name for the web search engine Google is registered

2008 : Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, laying the catalyst for the Global financial crisis

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