On This Day in History

Today in History for Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 178

1633 - Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company that Battle of southern Fujian sea (1633), Ming dynasty won great victory.
1721 - Czar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
1879 - Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1884 - The International Meridian Conference in Washington, DC, USA adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide, creating 24 international time zones with longitude zero at the Greenwich meridian
1907 - Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
1962 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 214

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 14

1945 - Argentine military officer and politician Juan Peron (50) weds Eva Peron (26) on a civil ceremony in Junin
1945 - Actress Eva Peron-Duarte (26) weds military officer Juan Perón (50)
1948 - Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada
1967 - Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw
1970 - Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2007 - Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (40) divorces actress Kate Hudson (28) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly six years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 106

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 195


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