Today in History

Listings for Saturday, December 17, 2022.


  • first day of Saturnalia, Roman festival honoring Saturn
  • 1538 Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
  • 1777 France recognizes independance of the 13 colonies in America.
  • 1790 an Aztec calendar stone is discovered in Mexico City.
  • 1791 New York City traffic regulation creates the 1st one-way street
  • 1843 Charles Dickens's classic, "A Christmas Carol" is published.
  • 1903 1st sustained motorized air flight at 10:35AM, for 12 seconds, by the Wright Brothers (of course).
  • 1969 Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki are married on network television in front of 50 million underwhelmed viewers.

That's all for today.

Today In History