Today in History in 1607 the first permanent English settlement in the New World was settled in Jamestown, Virginia; in 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to draw up the U.S. Constitution; and in 1998 the last episode of Seinfeld aired on NBC.
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:
1607 - 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Virginia
1787 - Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
1796 - English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
1948 - Israel declares independence from under British administration
1998 - Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC (commercials are $2M for 30 seconds)
1936 - Bobby Darin, [Walden Waldo Cassotto], Bronx, singer (Mack the Knife)
1944 - George Lucas, Modesto CA, director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)
1969 - Cate Blanchett, Australian actress (Elizabeth, Galadriel-The Lord of the Rings), born in Melbourne, Victoria
1984 - Mark Zuckerberg, White Plains, New York, American internet entrepreneur and founder of Facebook
1771 - King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles
1962 - Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain
1994 - Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
1994 - Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York
1996 - Actor Antonio Banderas (35) weds actress Melanie Griffith (38) at the Westminster register office in London
1919 - Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74
1980 - Hugh Griffith, actor (Passover Plot, Ben Hur, Tom Jones), dies at 67
1991 - Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, commits suicide
1998 - Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82
2003 - Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 62
2003 - Robert Stack, American actor (b. 1919)
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