Today in History

Listings for Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 1356 English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers
  • 1796 George Washington's presidential farewell address
  • 1812 Napoleon's retreat from Russia begins
  • 1848 Bond (US) & Lassell (England) independently discover Hyperion
  • 1849 First commercial laundry established, in Oakland, California.
  • 1873 Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co. fails, causing a securities panic
  • 1968 Baby born on Golden Gate Bridge (those Marin County folk!).
  • 1982 Streetcars stop running on Market St after 122 years of service
  • 2003 Johnny Cash dies, "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line."

That's all for today.



Today In History