Today in History in 753 Romulus and Remus found Rome; in 1789 John Adams was sworn in as the first U.S. Vice President; and in 1878 First Lady Lucy Hayes began the egg rolling contest on the White House lawn.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
1509 - Henry VIII crowned King of England
1526 - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi - rise of the Mughal Empire
1536 - Thomas Cromwell begins to plot Anne Boleyn's downfall while feigning illness
1789 - John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
1792 - Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
1865 - Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington
1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
1918 - World War I: German fighter ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France. Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown was credited with the kill.
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit record, "Heartbreak Hotel", becomes #1
1989 - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
1816 - Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire
1882 - Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
1926 - Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England
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