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

1741 : Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

1783 : Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London

1787 : Delaware becomes first state to ratify constitution

1868 : Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1

1877 : Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone

1926 : Gas refrigerator patented

1934 : Wiley Post discovers jet stream

1937 : Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work

1941 : Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

1945 : Microwave oven patented

1967 : Otis Redding records 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay'

1968 : Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823

1971 : Wings release their first album 'Wild Life'

1982 : Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building

1988 : Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN

1990 : Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

2004 : Lindsay Lohan releases her debut album, Speak

2005 : The European Union TLD .eu is launched, and replaces Initially this will be only for business purposes. From 7 April 2006 onwards, EU citizens can also register .eu domains

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