Today in History in 1751 the first hospital was founded in America in Pennsylvania; in 1888 composer of White Christmas, Irving Berlin (Isadore Balin) was born in Temum, Siberia; and in 1981 Bob Marley, reggae singer, died of brain and lung cancer at age 36.
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:
1189 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade
1751 - 1st hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital) in the 13 Colonies in America
1924 - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
1960 - The first contraceptive pill is made available on the market.
1995 - In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions.