Today in History

Listings for Monday, December 19, 2022.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • Underdog Day
  • 1686 Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)
  • 1732 Benjamin Frankin begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"
  • 1777 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge for the winter.
  • 1842 US recognizes the independence of Hawaii
  • 1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii.
  • 1932 the BBC begins transmitting overseas.
  • 1946 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks the French.
  • 1971 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp
  • 1986 USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

That's all for today.



Today In History