Today in History

Listings for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.


  • Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
  • Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
  • International Left-handers Day
  • 1642 Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap
  • 1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US and Hawaii ratified.
  • 1961 Berlin Wall erected in East Germany

That's all for today.

Today In History