Today in History in 1869 National Woman Suffrage Association formed in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and in 1940 McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
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:
1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
1730 - Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister (was: chief min)
1869 - National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1940 - McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1988 - USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan
1905 - Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)
1953 - George Brett, Glen Dale West Virginia, KC Royal 3rd baseman (1980 AL MVP)