What Happened Today in History
1509 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
1609 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
1786 US Congress unanimously chooses the dollar as the monetary unit for the United States of America
1925 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (between 25,000 and 40,000 marchers) in Washington, D.C.
1945 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
1974 US President Richard Nixon announces he will resign at 12pm the next day
1988 Ceasefire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1939 7th Venice Film Festival opens with a United States boycott due to Benito Mussolini's Fascist Italian regime
Today in Music
1992 Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Today in Sport
1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles
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Discovery of most distant galaxy (15 * 10 ^ 12 light yrs) announced
Today in History in 1988
Would You Believe?
W.K. Kellogg invents corn flakes cereal
Today in History in 1898