Today in History

Significant Events

  • 1680 Gottfried Kirch discovers the Great Comet of 1680 (Kirch's Comet/Newton's Comet)
  • 1896 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • 1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light
  • 1920 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anti-communist attempts to regain the government of Russia
Today's Historical Events

Today in Film & TV

  • 1922 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House

Today in Music

Today in Sport

  • 1993 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

Did You Know?

CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

On this day in 2012

Would You Believe?

New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

On this day in 1889

Famous Weddings

  • 1532 King Henry VII of England secretly marries Anne Boleyn (officially married 25th January 1533)
  • 1677 Prince William of Orange (27) marries English princess Mary Stuart (15)
  • 1855 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1951 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes
  • 1964 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Famous Divorces

Today's Weddings & Divorces