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Today in History Articles

Today is Friday, April 20, 2018.


121 Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor, philosopher
1808 Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)
1889 Adolf Hitler, in Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany
1893 Harold Lloyd, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)


Lyrid meteor shower, radiant in Hercules
1775 British begin siege of Boston
1902 Marie and Pierre Curie isolate radioactive element radium
1940 First electron microscope demonstrated, Philadelphia, PA
1973 Canadian ANIK A2 became first commercial satellite in orbit
1978 Korean Air Lines 707 forced to land; violated Soviet airspace

That's all for today.

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