Death & Taxes, Voyager 1's Close-up of Saturn and Bull-Running

Today in History

Important Events

  • 1789 Benjamin Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
  • 1933 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1956 US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
  • 1980 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sends back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
  • 1985 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000 in the town of Armero
Today's Historical Events

Today in Film & TV

  • 1940 "Fantasia" animated film by Walt Disney, starring Leopold Stokowski and Deems Taylor, is released

Today in Music

  • 2002 Eminem releases single 'Lose Yourself' from soundtrack of "8 Mile", 1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song

Today in Sport

  • 1982 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
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Did You Know?

First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii

On this day in 1895


Would You Believe?

World's earliest wine-making uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC

On this day in 2017

Famous Weddings

  • 1160 Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.
  • 1929 Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)
  • 1934 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)

Famous Divorces

  • 1922 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage
  • 2011 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage
Today's Weddings & Divorces