Today in History in 1803 Robert Fulton tested his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine in France; in 1945 the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan destroying part of Nagasaki; and in 1974 Richard Nixon resigned the U.S. presidency and V.P. Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become the 38th U.S. President.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
1655 - Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1803 - Robert Fulton tests his steam paddle-boat on the River Seine, France
1848 - US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president
1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1942 - Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1945 - US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1946 - 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1969 - Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns US presidency, VP Gerald Ford swears oath of office to become 38th US president
1819 - Jonathan Homer Lane, Geneseo, New York, USA, American astrophysicist who mathmatically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body.
1944 - Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin
1944 - Sam Elliott, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty), born in Sacramento, California
1950 - Chris Haney, Welland Ontario, Canadian journalist (created Trivial Pursuit)
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