1 September- On This Day

1 September- On This Day

This day in history.



What Happened Today in History

Historical Events

331 BC Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela

1688 Prince Willem III of Orange accepts invitation of take up the British crown

1814 Opening of the Congress of Vienna, redraws Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte

1867 Karl Marx publishes "Das Kapital" in Berlin, a description of the capitalist system, its instability and tendency to self-destruction

1908 Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)

1918 World War I: Combined Arab and British force under the Lawrence of Arabia, T. E. Lawrence captures Damascus from the Turks

1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, effectively head of state of the Soviet Union

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1968 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Today in Music

1982 Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

Today in Sport

1975 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title.

Did You Know?

National Geographic magazine publishes for the 1st time

Today in History in 1888

Would You Believe?

Winston Churchill calls Russia a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"

Today in History in 1939

1 September- On This Day