World's Oldest Treaty Still in Existence, US 14th Amendment and the Suez Crisis Ends

Today in History

Important Events

  • 1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest extant) signed in London
  • 1866 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
  • 1878 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
  • 1956 The last British troops leave the Suez Canal Zone in Egypt
  • 2000 South Korean President Kim Dae Jung meets leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang
Today's Historical Events

Today in Music

  • 1995 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album "Post"

Today in Sport

  • 1895 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
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Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops

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Floods in Tbilisi, Georgia, kill 12 people and free animals from the city's zoo, including bears and hippos, to roam the city

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Famous Weddings

  • 1525 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
  • 1625 English king Charles I marries French princess Henrietta Maria at Canterbury cathedral in Canterbury, England
  • 1850 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

Famous Divorces

  • 2008 Actor Bill Murray (57) divorces costume designer Jennifer Butler (42) due to abuse and infidelity after 10 years of marriage
Today's Weddings & Divorces