Today in History
Listings for Friday, January 24, 2020.
- 1712 Frederick I (the Great), king of Prussia (1740-86)
- 1798 C.G.C. von Staudt --1867
- 1888 Ernst Heinrich Heinkel, built 1st rocket-powered aircraft.
- 1917 Ernest Borgnine
- 1925 Maria Tallchief
- 1941 Neil Diamond
- 1949 John Belushi, commedian, actor (Sat Night Live, Blues Brothers)
- 1951 Yakov Smirnoff
- 1960 Nastassia Kinski
- 1968 Mary Lou Retton
- 1848 James Marshall finds gold in Sutter's Mill in Coloma, Calif
- 1899 The rubber heel is patented by Humphrey O'Sullivan.
- 1935 1st beer in cans is sold.
- 1982 San Francisco 49'ers win their 1st Super Bowl, 26-21.
- 1985 15th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 3 is launched
- 1986 Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus finds new moons, rings
That's all for today.