World Urbanism Day, Milton Bradley, and Asteroid 2005 YU55 nearly strikes Earth!…On This Day.
The collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge...On This Day!
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, Abraham Lincoln elected POTUS, and Meet The Press...On This Day.
Guy Fawkes Night & the Gunpowder Plot, and the disappearance of Robert Maxwell...On This Day.
Iranian students takeover the US Embassy in Tehran - the beginning of the Iranian Hostage Crisis...On This Day.
All Souls’ Day, Truman Defeats Dewey (despite what the Chicago Tribune says), and Charles Van Doren admits the quiz show Twenty One was rigged…On This Day!
All Saints Day, Day of the Innocents, the Library of Congress, and Lyle Lovett...On This Day!
Halloween, Harry Houdini and the Houdini Annual Seance…On This Day!
Mischief Night aka Devil's Night, Beggars Night, Gate Night, Cabbage Night, and The War Of The Worlds radio hoax...On This Day!
Tchaikovsky conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique for the first and last time...On This Day!
Black Cat Day, the first New York City Subway line opens, and John Cleese…On This Day!
The Hapsburgs burn the city of Skopje, and the Gunfight at the OK Corral...On This Day!
The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the invasion of Grenada, and Pablo Picasso’s full name…On This Day!
Annie Edson Taylor goes over the Falls in a barrel, the start of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe has to go to the bathroom…On This Day!
Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Pelé, Michael Crichton, Sam Raimi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic…all On This Day!
The World is created, and war photographer Robert Capa...On This Day!
The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich…On This Day
The US Navy integrates the WAVES program, John le Carré, and Trey Parker…On This Day!
Marie Antoinette, Monsieur de Paris and the guillotine…On This Day!