On This Day in History

Today in History for Tuesday 23rd September 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 179

1122 - Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
1821 - Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks.
1884 - American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.
1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.
1942 - The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 213

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 7

1666 - Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
1862 - Russian writer ("War and peace") Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician
1933 - Ganster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline De Tolve
1989 - Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston
1996 - Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1915 - Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (33) divorces first wife Blanche Lasky after 5 years of marriage
2011 - Actress Lisa Linde (39) divorces "Xmen" actor James Marsden (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 120

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 219


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