Today in History

Listings for Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 476 Romulus Augustulus, last Roman emperor in the west, is deposed.
  • 1609 Navigator Henry Hudson discovers the island of Manhattan.
  • 1781 Los Angeles is founded in the Valley of Smokes (Indian Name).
  • 1833 1st newsboy in the US hired (Barney Flaherty), by the NY Sun
  • 1870 French republic proclaimed
  • 1882 First district lit by electricty (NY's Pearl Street Station)
  • 1886 Geronimo is captured, ending last major US-Indian war
  • 1888 George Eastman patents 1st rollfilm camera & registers "Kodak".
  • 1911 Garros sets world altitude record of 4,250 m (13,944 ft)
  • 1918 US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
  • 1933 First airplane to exceed 300 mph, JR Wendell, Glenview, Illinois
  • 1950 First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines.
  • 1951 First transcontinental TV broadcast, by President Truman
  • 1954 1st passage of McClure Strait, fabled Northwest Passage completed
  • 1957 Ford introduces the Edsel.
  • 1964 NASA launches its first Orbital Geophysical Observatory (OGO-1)
  • 1972 US swimmer Mark Spitz is 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • 1980 Iraqi troops seize Iranian territory in a border dispute.

That's all for today.



Today In History