Today in History

Listings for Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 1908 Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey
  • 1910 Portugal overthrows monarchy, proclaims republic
  • 1921 the first radio broadcast of a World Series.
  • 1923 Edwin Hubble identifies the first Cepheid variable star
  • 1931 first nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Washington state
  • 1970 PBS becomes a network. TV worth watching.
  • 1982 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, N. Mexico
  • 1984 Challenger carries first Canadian, Marc Garneau, into orbit.
  • 1991 Linus Torvolds releases Linux 0.02, a "free version of minix-lookalike."

That's all for today.



Today In History