Today in History

Listings for Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • National Hat Day
  • National Nothing Day
  • 1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of federal civil service system
  • 1887 Cliff House badly damaged when a cargo of gunpowder on the schooner "Parallel" explodes nearby.
  • 1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
  • 1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • 1973 USSR's Lunakhod begins radio-controlled exploration of moon
  • 1979 Iranian revolution overthrows shah.
  • 1988 Intel 80836SX uses 16-bit bus.
  • 1991 US led air forces begin raids on Iraq in response to Iraq's August 1990 takeover of Kuwait.

That's all for today.



Today In History