Today in History in 1932 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland); and in 2003 Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals.
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:
930 - World's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi (anglicised as Althing or Althingi), established
1776 - Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress
1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1888 - Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President
1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
1932 - Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
1947 - US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1955 - Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
1972 - Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1974 - 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1986 - Tip O'Neill refuses to let President Reagan address House
2003 - Barry Bonds steals second base against the Los Angeles Dodgers, becoming the first player in MLB history to have 500 career home runs and 500 career steals
2004 - Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university
2014 - Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million
47 BC - Pharaoh Ptolemy XV of Egypt (d. 30 BC)
1894 - Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)
1927 - Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois
1929 - June Carter Cash, Maces Spring Va, country singer (Johnny Cash Show)