Today in History
Listings for Monday, February 4, 2019.
- 1902 Charles A. Lindburgh, 'Lucky Lindy'
- 1902 Charles Lindbergh
- 1906 Clyde W. Tombaugh
- 1913 Rosa Parks
- 1918 Ida Lupino
- 1921 Betty Friedan
- 1943 Ken Thompson, co-created Unix and writes B language
- 1945 David Brenner
- 1947 Dan Quayle
- 1948 Alice Cooper
- 1959 Lawrence Taylor
- 1960 Mattieu Hartley, The Cure
- Independence Day, celebrated in Sri Lanka.
- 1887 Interstate Commerce Act: Federal regulation of railroads
- 1932 First Winter Olympics held (At Lake Placid, NY).
- 1936 First radioactive substance produced synthetically - radium E
- 1948 Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gains independence.
- 1957 First electric portable typewriter placed on sale, Syracuse NY
- 1974 Patricia Hearst kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
That's all for today.