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Today in History Articles

Today is Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Birthdays

86 Antoninus Pius, Roman Emperor
357 Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia, emperor
1878 Upton Sinclair, writer

Events

1519 Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world.
1797 US frigate "Constitution" (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston.
1859 Patent granted on the electric range.
1884 Equal Rights Party founding convention in San Francisco, nominated female candidates for President, Vice President.
1945 German rocket engineers begin work in US
1951 First North Pole jet crossing
1954 First FORTRAN computer program is run
1970 Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample

That's all for today.

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