Today in History in 1901 actor Gary Cooper was born in Montana; in 1912 Columbia University approved plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories established by Joseph Pulitzer; in 2000 actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. died.
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:
1429 - English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
1912 - Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
1915 - SS Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
1939 - Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
1945 - WWII: unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims
1952 - The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.
1553 - Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, born in Konigsberg
1812 - Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England