Today in History

1941 Rasjid al-Gailani forms pro-German regime in Iraq 1941 Walton's overture "Scapino" premieres in Chicago 1944 British dive bombers attack battle ...

1827 US inventor Joseph Dixon of Salem, Massachusetts, begins manufacturing lead pencils 1845 H L Fizeau & Leon Foucault take 1st photo of the Sun ...

1946 400,000 US mine workers strike 1946 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii 1946 Van Acker forms Belgian government ...

1907 Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes an independent city. 1910 Cleveland Naps Addie Joss limits St.Louis Browns to 8 hits in 2-1 victory 1911 Portugal ...

1853 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth 1854 Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, receives its charter from Commonwealth of ...

1253 -May 7th) Utrecht destroyed by fire 1253 Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the first time and declares it to be ...

1518 Treaty of St Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors and Bourgondisch covenant 1522 Battle of Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian force is decisively ...

757 Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I 1220 German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights Today in History April ...

1185 Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family 1362 Muhammad VI ruler of Granada killed with a lance personally by Peter I of ...

1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty) ...

215 BC A temple, built on the Capitoline Hill, is dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene 1014 King Brian Boru of ...

Today in History April 22 d.— 296 St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope d.— 536 St. Agapetus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope d.—1056 Supernova ...

753 Events: — BC Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date) 1526 Events: —First Battle of Panipat: Central Asian conqueror Babur defeats Sultan ...

295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 850 Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne Today in History April 20: What Happened on This Date? ...

310 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope., 387 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus. Today in History April 18: What Happened on ...

607 Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AUs of Earth,. 1012 Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich, London. Today in History April 19: What ...