On this Day in History in 1667: Blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
On this Day in History in 1865: Steamboat “SS Sultana” explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
On this Day in History in 1870: Heinrich Schliemann discovers Troy.
On this Day in History in 1953: Five people were killed and 60 injured when Mt. Aso erupted on the island of Kyushu.