On This Day in History

Today in History for Monday 20th October 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 208

1097 - 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch (First Crusade)
1603 - Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1803 - US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase
1864 - US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday
1931 - To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese.
1942 - The 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
1955 - Publication of "The Return of the King", the 3rd and final volume of "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien - 2nd best-selling novel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 236

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 13

1853 - 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)
1943 - British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London
1949 - Constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly (25) weds attorney John Fred Schlafly, Jr.
1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios
1973 - Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 103

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 208


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