Today in History

Listings for Monday, February 4, 2019.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 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.



Today In History