Today in History in 1748 the ruins of Pompeii were found; in 1789 the U.S. House of Representatives held their first full meeting in New York City; and in 1982 the U.S. formally transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.
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:
527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne
1748 - Ruins of Pompeii found
1789 - US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
1793 - Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
1946 - Weight Watchers forms
1952 - Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
1974 - Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran
1976 - Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer
1982 - US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
1990 - CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
2001 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands - first country in the world.
1815 - Otto Von Bismarck, Germany, chancellor (1866-90)