On This Day in History

Today in History for Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 172

1805 - Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed
1854 - Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.
1944 - During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
1948 - UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
1950 - Chinese forces occupy Tibet
1993 - Military coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 208

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1917 - Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (52) weds Georgie Hyde-Lees (25)
1929 - Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann
1948 - Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
1977 - Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan
1995 - "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter (48) weds screenwriter Michael Blodgett (56) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 105

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 214


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