Today in History in 1898 US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War; in 1933 John Dillinger robs his first bank in New Carlisle, Ohio; and in 1985 Coca-Cola announced they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula.
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:
1190 - Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (now called the Göksu in modern Turkey) while leading an army to Jerusalem.
1768 - British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier
1786 - A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
1898 - US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
1916 - Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
1933 - John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600
1943 - FDR becomes 1st US president to visit a foreign country during wartime
1943 - FDR signs withholding tax bill into law
1963 - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1966 - Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
1977 - Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers
1977 - James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King's killer) escapes from prison
1985 - Coca Cola announces they'd bring back their 99-year-old formula
2003 - The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.
2003 - "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco
1903 - Clyde Beatty, US animal trainer/actor (Big Cage)
1915 - Saul Bellow, Lachine Quebec, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976)