Today in History

Significant Events

  • 42 BC Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.
  • 1942 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces discovery of a 3.4-billion year old one-celled fossil, the earliest life form
  • 1981 US national debt hits $1 trillion
  • 2001 The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks
Today's Historical Events

Did You Know?

Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing two and demolishing the wooden London Bridge

On this day in 1091

Would You Believe?

English newspaper "The Times" gives precise British positions in Crimea during Crimean War

On this day in 1854

Famous Weddings

  • 1918 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)
  • 1943 55th UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (80) weds second wife Frances Stevenson
  • 1996 American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz
  • 2010 Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India
Today's Weddings & Divorces