On This Day in History

for Sunday 1st February, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 269

1587 - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
1884 - 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
1908 - King Carlos I of Portugal and his hier, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathisers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
1968 - Saigon police chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executes Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém with a pistol shot to head. The execution is captured by photographer Eddie Adams and becomes an anti-war icon.
1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile
2003 - Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 275

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

1840 - Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier
1986 - Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switz
1997 - Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 141

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 294


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