On This Day in History

Today in History for Friday 24th October 2014

Our today in history archives contain 200,000 events, birthdays, weddings, divorces and deaths.

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 169

1260 - Saif ad-Din Qutuz, third Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, by a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself.
1857 - World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England
1882 - Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
1929 - "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1962 - Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins
2008 - "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 228

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

1969 - "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)
1976 - Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan
2013 - Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 119

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 226


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