On This Day

Historical Events

  • 1945 WWII: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders
  • 1949 Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
  • 1982 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • 2008 Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
  • 2011 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Did You Know?

'The Scream', by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (a pastel version) sells at auction for $119,922,500

On This Day in 2012

Famous Weddings

  • 1652 Daughter of the Prince of Orange, Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz
  • 1816 Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
  • 1922 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)
  • 1946 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)
  • 1998 Actor-comedian Jim Belushi (43) weds Jennifer Sloan (30) at their home garden in Brentwood, Los Angeles