12/30/2018 12:06:00 AM Today In History - December 30
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI; in 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” premiered; and in 1963 “Let’s Make a Deal” premiered on NBC-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:
1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
1703 - Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
1853 - A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London.
1879 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" premieres
1903 - Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
1922 - Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
1922 - Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre
1924 - Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
1950 - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
1963 - "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV
39 - Titus, Rome, 10th Roman Emperor (79-81), conqueror of Jerusalem
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