On This Day in History

Today in History for Thursday 23rd October 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 185

42 BC - Roman Republican civil wars: Second Battle of Philippi - Brutus's army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and Octavian. Brutus commits suicide.
1942 - During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
1977 - Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
2001 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.
2001 - Apple releases the iPod.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 195

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

1918 - Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)
1996 - American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz
2010 - Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 96

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 228


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