On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1883: “Buffalo Bill” Cody puts on his 1st Wild West Show.
 
On this Day in History in 1006: Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus.
 
On this Day in History in 1969: Leonard Tose bought the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000.
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On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1855: 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”
 
On this Day in History in 1932: Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced.

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.

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.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1066: Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed.
 
On this Day in History in 1184 B.C.: The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1862: Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Colorado.

On this Day in History in 1855: First train crosses Miss River’s first bridge, at Rock Island Illinois and Davenport Iowa.

On this Day in History in 753 B.C.E.: Romulus and Remus found Rome.

On this Day in History in 1998: Astronomers announced in Washington that they had discovered possible signs of a new family of planets orbiting a star 220 light-years away.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 295: 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
 
On this Day in History in 1702: Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth.
 
On this Day in History in 1902: Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: The First electron microscope was demonstrated by RCA.