Today in History

Listings for Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • National Trivia Day. Take your TODAY program out to lunch!
  • Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
  • 1754 Columbia University openes
  • 1784 US treaty with Great Britain is ratified
  • 1790 President Washington delivers first "State of the Union" speech.
  • 1896 Utah becomes 45th state
  • 1948 Burma gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1959 Soviet Luna 1 first craft to leave Earth's gravity
  • 1982 Golden Gate Bridge closed for the 3rd time by fierce storm.
  • 2001 Linux Kernel 2.4 released.

That's all for today.



Today In History