Today in History

Listings for Saturday, June 12, 2021.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • Independence Day, celebrated in the Phillipines.
  • 1665 English rename New Amsterdam to New York after the Dutch leave.
  • 1776 Virginia is first to adopt the Bill of Rights.
  • 1812 Napoleon invades Russia. Classic "what not to" lesson.
  • 1838 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Mass
  • 1839 The first baseball game is played in America. Thanks Abner!
  • 1898 Phillipines gains its independence from Spain.
  • 1934 Black-McKeller Bill splits United Airlines from Boeing.
  • 1957 Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg.
  • 1967 Israel wins the Six Day War.
  • 1967 USSR launches Venera 4 for parachute landing on Venus
  • 1979 Bryan Allen flies the "Gossamer Albatross", the first man-powered aircraft, over the English Channel.
  • 1997 Hurd kernel version 0.2 released.

That's all for today.



Today In History