Today in History

Significant Events

  • 164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah
  • 1620 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
  • 1791 Colonel NapolĂ©on Bonaparte is promoted to General and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
  • 1818 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1877 Thomas Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound
  • 1906 China prohibits the opium trade
  • 1970 General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup
  • 1971 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army
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Did You Know?

The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is fired

On this day in 1871

Would You Believe?

Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

On this day in 1837

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