On This Day in History

Today in History for Thursday 21st August 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 151

1703 - Turkish army removes Sultan Mustafa II in The Edirne Event, lessening the power of the sultans
1772 - King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
1888 - William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
1959 - Hawaii becomes 50th US state
1968 - Warsaw Pact forces invade Czechoslovakia to end reform movement (Prague Spring)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 209

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

1745 - Future Russian Czar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)
1929 - Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds Frida Kahlo (22)
1956 - Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico
1976 - Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23)
1982 - U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 111

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 250


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