What Happened Today in History
622 Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)
1519 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)
1854 Battle of the Alma: British, French and Ottoman alliance defeat the Russian Empire in the 1st major battle of the Crimean War
1990 Both East and West Germany ratify reunification
2001 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, US President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror"
2019 Students from 185 countries stage the world's largest-ever protest on climate change culminating in Manhattan rally led by Greta Thunberg
Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1984 "Cosby Show" premieres on NBC-TV
Today in Music
1969 Virtual band Archies' single "Sugar Sugar" hits #1
Today in Sport
1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match
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Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men
Today in History in 1664
Would You Believe?
Capture of Rome by Italian army, Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel which unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States
Today in History in 1870