Today in History in 1861 the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia was seized by the Confederacy; in 1974 Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record hitting his 715th in Atlanta, Georgia; and in 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, 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:
1767 - Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
1796 - Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)
1861 - US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by confederacy (US Civil War)
1862 - John D Lynde patents aerosol dispenser
1886 - William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
1898 - Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
1913 - Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
1943 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.
1974 - Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta
1986 - Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California
2000 - Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona.
2004 - Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
1460 - Juan Ponce de Leon, Spain, conquistador, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida