Today in History

Listings for Friday, December 6, 2019.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 1492 Haiti discovered by Columbus
  • 1534 Quito, Ecuador is founded by the Spanish
  • 1631 first predicted transit of Venus is observed, by Kepler.
  • 1882 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
  • 1917 Finland gains its independence, from Russia.
  • 1957 1st US attempt to launch a satellite: Vanguard rocket blows up.
  • 1972 UNIX version 2 written in C.

That's all for today.



Today In History