Today in History

Listings for Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • Giacobinid meteor shower, radiant in Draco.
  • Leif Ericson Day
  • Ecuador : Guayaquil's Independence Day (1820)
  • Hong Kong : Confucius' Birthday
  • Khmer Republic : Republic Day (1970)
  • Minnesota : Leif Ericsson Day (c 1000)
  • Peru : Day of National Dignity (1968)
  • South Korea : Hangual Day/Korean Alphabet Day (1446)
  • Tanganyika : independence day (1961)
  • Uganda : independence day (1962)
  • Western Samoa : White Sunday (2nd Sunday)
  • 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
  • 1635 Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
  • 1776 Mission Delores is founded by San Francisco Bay.
  • 1888 Public admitted to Washington Monument.
  • 1936 Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
  • 1962 Uganda gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • 1965 Beatles' "Yesterday," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • 1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono for the first time at the Indica Gallery in London's West End
  • 1973 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
  • 1975 Andrei Sakharov wins the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1990 Radio stations around the world play "Imagine" honoring John Lennon

That's all for today.



Today In History