Today in History in 1850 Millard Fillmore was sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor); in 1890 Wyoming became the 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage); and in 1940 Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in the English Channel.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
988 - The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.
1778 - American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1850 - Millard Fillmore sworn in as president of US (replacing Taylor)
1890 - Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)
1913 - Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
1919 - US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
1940 - Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attacked shipping convoys in English Channel
1962 - Martin Luther King Jr. arrested during demonstration in Georgia
1967 - Bobbie Gentry records "Ode to Billie Joe" - single goes on to win 4 Grammys
1982 - Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000
1985 - French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand
1991 - Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation
2005 - Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle causing billions of dollars in damage.
2012 - The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
1723 - William Blackstone, jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England