On This Day in History

for Friday 4th September, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 186

476 - Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional end of the Western Roman Empire
1609 - Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]
1682 - English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him
1781 - Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish speaking mestizos in the Bahia de las Fumas (Bay of Smokes)
1862 - General Lee invades North with 50,000 Confederate troops
1956 - The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used magnetic disk storage.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 228

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 10

1834 - Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson
1930 - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1989 - Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding
1993 - Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
1996 - Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 89

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 217

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