Today in History in 1814 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally and is exiled to Elba; in 1912 the RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York; and in 2012 fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China.
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:
1512 - Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
1814 - Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba
1868 - The Shogunate is abolished in Japan.
1890 - Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
1912 - RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY
1951 - US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
1979 - Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
2013 - Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China
2014 - 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens
1862 - Charles Evans Hughs, 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41)
1866 - Carla Ford, wife of Henry Ford
1925 - Ethel Kennedy, wife of Bobby
1947 - Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
1987 - Joss Stone, English singer
1799 - Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky
1888 - Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan
1911 - Actress Mae West (17) weds fellow vaudevillian Frank Wallace (21) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1969 - South African president Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse
1981 - Valerie Bertinelli marries Eddie Van Halen
2007 - "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
1926 - Luther Burbank, American botanist (b. 1849)
1983 - Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
1987 - Erskine Caldwell, novelist (Tobacco Road), dies at 83
2006 - June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
2007 - Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1925)
2007 - Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84
2013 - Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, dies at 88
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