On this Day in History

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.
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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1903: Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC).
 
On this Day in History on 1434: The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.
 
On this Day in History in 1611: The word “telescope” is 1st used by Prince Federico Cesi.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1722: Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.
 
On this Day in History in 1974: World Trade Center, then the world’s tallest building, opens in New York at 110 stories.
 
On this Day in History in 1971: Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole.
 
On this Day in History in 1933: The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.