Today in History in 1769 Daniel Boone began exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky; in 1864 Abraham Lincoln was re-nominated for U.S. President by the Republican Party; and in 1955 Eisenhower became the first President to appear on color TV.
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:
1628 - English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
1654 - Louis XIV crowned King of France
1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
1864 - Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party
1909 - Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
1912 - US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
1916 - Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes
1924 - George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
1929 - Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
1955 - 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)
1965 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
1969 - Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
1975 - "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1