Today in History

Important Events

  • 1215 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • 1829 William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)
  • 1840 Union Act passed by British Parliament, uniting Upper & Lower Canada
  • 1944 Conference of Bretton Woods signed; IMF operations begin
  • 1995 Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later
Today's Historical Events

Today in Film & TV

  • 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

Today in Music

  • 1966 Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" is No. 1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)
  • 2010 One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together

Today in Sport

  • 2000 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Tiger Woods beats Thomas Bjørn and Ernie Els by 8 shots to win his first Open title; becomes youngest player at 24 to win all 4 major titles
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NASA's Kepler mission announces discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth

On this day in 2015


Would You Believe?

American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

On this day in 1961

Famous Weddings

  • 1944 Actress Susan Hayward (27) weds actor Jess Barker (32) at St. Thomas Church in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
  • 1986 Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England
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