Today in History
Listings for Friday, September 20, 2019.
- 86 Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor
- 357 Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia, emperor
- 1842 A.W. von Brill --1935
- 1878 Upton Sinclair, writer
- 1890 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton
- 1928 Dr. Joyce Brothers
- 1929 Anne Meara
- 1934 Sophia Loren
- 1957 Gary Cole
- 1519 Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world.
- 1797 US frigate "Constitution" (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston.
- 1859 Patent granted on the electric range.
- 1884 Equal Rights Party founding convention in San Francisco, nominated female candidates for President, Vice President.
- 1945 German rocket engineers begin work in US
- 1951 First North Pole jet crossing
- 1954 First FORTRAN computer program is run
- 1970 Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
That's all for today.