On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1803: Meteorites fall in L’Aigle, France.

On this Day in History in 1859: Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity – 1st time this defense used successfully in the US.

On this Day in History in 1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn.

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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 1795: France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
 
On this Day in History in 1827: English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches.
 
On this Day in History in 1906: Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
 
On this Day in History in 1930: The first steel columns were set for the Empire State Building.