On This Day in History

Today in History for Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 307

331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.
1814 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon Bonaparte the previous spring.
1867 - Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published
1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T car (costs $825)
1988 - Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 241

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 10

1791 - Prince Willem Frederick (later King of Netherlands) marries his cousin princess Frederica Louise Wilhelmine of Prussia
1884 - Politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds Mary sweetheart Elizabeth Baird
1949 - Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
1984 - Actress Sigourney Weaver (34) weds filmmaker Jim Simpson (28)
1988 - Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 127

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 249


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