Today in History
Listings for Sunday, October 4, 2020.
- 1289 Louis X (the Stubborn), king of France (1314-16)
- 1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
- 1822 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President (1877-1881)
- 1884 Damon Runyon
- 1895 Buster Keaton, the old Stoneface
- 1924 Charlton Heston
- 1928 Alvin Toffler
- 1931 Dick Tracy, supercop
- 1941 Anne Rice
- 1946 Susan Sarandon
- 1976 Alicia Silverstone
- 1636 first code of law for Plymouth Colony
- 1824 Mexico becomes a republic
- 1926 The Dahlia is designated as the San Francisco City Flower.
- 1957 USSR launches Sputnik, the first artificial earth satellite.
- 1958 Transatlantic jet passenger service begins
- 1959 USSR's Luna 3 sends back first photos of Moon's far side
- 1960 Courier 1B Launched: first active repeater satellite in orbit
- 1966 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain
- 1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission - Atlantis 1 is launched
That's all for today.