Today in History

Listings for Saturday, September 5, 2020.


  • 1774 First Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia
  • 1781 Battle of Virginia Capes, where the French Fleet defeats the British rescue fleet, trapping Cornwallis at Yorktown.
  • 1885 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer.
  • 1953 First privately operated atomic reactor - Raleigh NC
  • 1958 First color video recording on mag. tape shown, Charlotte NC
  • 1977 Voyager II launched towards Jupiter and Saturn.
  • 1977 Voyager 1 launched, first to explore outer solar system.
  • 1978 Sadat, Begin and Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md.
  • 1980 World's longest auto tunnel, St. Gotthard in Swiss Alps, opens.
  • 1991 Twin Peaks begins filmimg

That's all for today.

Today In History