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

1753 : British Museum forms

1806 : Isaac Quintard patents apple cider

1895 : Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry (accused of homosexual practices)

1939 : Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory in Germany

1966 : Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass set a world record by placing five albums simultaneously on Billboard's Pop Album Chart, with four of them the Top 10. Their music outsells The Beatles by a margin of two-to-one with over 13 million recordings. They win 4 Grammys this year

1974 : Van Halen play their first gig on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood at Gazzarri's

1987 : Fox TV network premieres showing Married With Children

2006 : A swan with Avian flu is discovered in Cellardyke in Fife, Scotland (the first case in the United Kingdom)

2012 : John Ryley, the head of Sky News, admits to authorizing journalists to hack into emails of private citizens. Sky News is owned by News Corp.

2018 : Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is given an arrest warrant after a vote by the Supreme Court voted 6–5 in favor of denying his habeas corpus, due to corruption and other scandals

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