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

1272 : Edward I proclaimed King of England

1616 : Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign affairs and War

1780 : Britain declares war on Holland

1888 : William Bundy patents timecard clock

1902 : Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

1923 : Garrett Morgan invents and patents traffic signal

1947 : Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten

1948 : US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

1966 : Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1969 : Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1974 : The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T

1981 : Anatoly Karpov - USSR retains world chess championship

1983 : 100 million watch ABC-TV movie 'Day After' about nuclear war

1984 : McDonald's made its 50 billionth hamburger

1985 : Microsoft Windows operating system 1.0 released

1992 : Queen Elizabeth's home Windsor Castle catches fire

1995 : Beatles' Anthology Vol 1 released

2003 : Michael Jackson is arrested on charges of child molestation. The singer faced similar charges in 1993 that were dropped after an out-of-court financial settlement was reached with the family of a boy. In light of the new accusations, the television network CBS chooses to pull the scheduled November 26 airing of a one-hour television special intended to promote Jackson's new greatest hits album, Number Ones

2009 : CERN restarts the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland