Today in History

Listings for Friday, September 20, 2019.


  • 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.

Today In History