Today in History

Listings for Monday, January 2, 2023.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • Betsy Ross Day
  • Earth at perihelion
  • Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
  • 1776 first American revolutionary flag displayed.
  • 1788 Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
  • 1893 World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
  • 1921 DeYoung Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park opens.
  • 1936 first electron tube described, St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959 USSR launches Mechta, 1st lunar probe & artificial in solar orbit
  • 1968 Dr Christian Barnard performs 1st successful heart transplant
  • 1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars

That's all for today.



Today In History