On This Day in History

for Tuesday 4th August, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 174

1558 - 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
1821 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition return to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
1942 - 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
1944 - Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by German Security Police (GrĂ¼ne Polizei) following a tip-off from an informer who was never identified
1993 - Rwandian Hutus & Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 211

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 14

1757 - American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
1782 - Musician Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (26) weds Constanze Weber in St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria
1847 - Author of Moby Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1853 - Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington
1939 - Philosopher of communication theory Marshall McLuhan (28) weds teacher and aspiring actress Corinne Lewis (27)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 92

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 213


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