Today in History in 1455 First record of Johann Gutenberg's Bible; in 1912 the Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) were formed in Savannah, Georgia by Juliette Gordon Low; and in 1933 FDR conducted his first "fireside chat" on the radio.
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:
538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
1455 - First record of Johann Gutenberg's Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before
1622 - Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
1737 - Galileo's body moved to Church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy
1860 - Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
1912 - Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low
1933 - FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
1947 - Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1994 - Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests
2003 - Elizabeth Smart, was found after having been missing for 9 months.
1921 - Gordon MacRae, East Orange NJ, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel)