Today in History

Significant Events

  • 1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
  • 1620 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
  • 1805 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
  • 1863 US President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score & seven years ago..."
  • 1942 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1969 Apollo 12's Charles Conrad & Alan Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on the Moon
  • 1985 US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
Today's Historical Events

Today in Film & TV

  • 1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers

Today in Music

  • 1990 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

Today in Sport

  • 1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

Did You Know?

American inventor Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil

On this day in 1895

Would You Believe?

McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.

On this day in 1997

Famous Weddings

  • 1834 US President Franklin Pierce (30) weds Jane Pierce (28) in Amherst, New Hampshire
  • 1923 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (56) weds artist Maude Noel
  • 1939 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco
  • 1954 Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles
  • 1986 Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage
Today's Weddings & Divorces