Today in History

Listings for Friday, October 2, 2020.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
  • 1608 Hans Lippershey offers the Dutch a new invention - the telescope
  • 1836 Darwin returns to England aboard the HMS Beagle.
  • 1870 Italy annexes Rome & the Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
  • 1889 first Pan American conference.
  • 1935 NY Hayden Planetarium, the 4th in the US, opens
  • 1936 first alcohol power plant established, Atchison, Kansas
  • 1942 first self-sustaining nuclear reaction demonstrated, in Chicago.
  • 1950 The comic strip 'Peanuts' first appears, in nine newspapers.
  • 1958 Guinea gains its independence.
  • 1967 Thurgood Marshall is sworn as first black Supreme Court Justice

That's all for today.



Today In History