On This Day in History

Today in History for Saturday 1st November 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 253

1755 - Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000
1814 - Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1894 - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
1916 - Paul Miliukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
2012 - Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 237

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 6

1940 - Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening
1954 - Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii
1986 - MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)
1988 - US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
2003 - "Showgirls" actress Elizabeth Berkley (31) weds artist Greg Lauren (33) at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 4 of 4

1947 - Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage
1954 - Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage
1982 - Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage
2010 - Film actor Charlie Sheen (45) divorces socialite Brooke Mueller (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two-and-a-half years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 105

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 221


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