Today in History
Listings for Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
- 1723 Adam Smith, economist
- 1814 P.L. Wantzel --1848
- 1819 John Couch Adams, codiscoverer of Neptune
- 1878 Francisco (Pancho) Villa, Mexican revolutionary, guerrilla leader
- 1883 John Maynard Keynes, another economist
- 1898 Federico Garc¡a Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist
- 1900 Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography (3D laser photography)
- 1928 Tony Richardson
- 1934 Bill Moyers
- 1949 Ken Follett
- 1971 Marky Mark
- Constitution Day, celebrated in Denmark
- 1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make first public balloon flight.
- 1833 Ada Lovelace (future computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
- 1849 Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy.
- 1875 Formal opening of the Pacific Stock Exchange.
- 1947 Sec of State George C. Marshall outlines `The Marshall Plan'.
- 1972 U.N. Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm
- 1975 Suez Canal reopens (after 6 Day War caused it to close)
- 1980 Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
That's all for today.