Today in History for 18th June 2021

Historical Events 860 – Rus Vikings attack Constantinople 1847 – American photographer Thomas Martin Easterly takes the earliest known photograph of lightning using the daguerreotype process in St. Louis, Missouri… Read more

Today in History for 17th June 2021

Historical Events 1091 – Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland 1863 – Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer) 1930 – Continuing a rich vein of… Read more

Today in History for 16th June 2021

Historical Events 1624 – Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company 1673 – Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of… Read more

Today in History for 15th June 2021

Historical Events 1842 – John C. Frémont sets off from Kansas River on his first expedition of the Oregon Trail with frontierman Kit Carson as his guide 1954 – Great… Read more

Today in History for 14th June 2021

Historical Events 1807 – Emperor Napoleon I’s French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending War of the Fourth… Read more

Today in History for 13th June 2021

Historical Events 1727 – Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris 1915 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 4-6, 6-2,… Read more

Today in History for 12th June 2021

Historical Events 1775 – 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br) 1875 – 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25 1944 – Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery’s HQ… Read more

Today in History for 11th June 2021

Historical Events 1941 – 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam 1974 – Mel Stottlemyre sets an American League record by making his 272nd consecutive start without pitching a game… Read more

Wikipedia picture of the day for June 11

Thích Quảng Đức was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy road intersection in Saigon on 11 June 1963, in protest against the persecution of Buddhists… Read more

Today in History for 10th June 2021

Historical Events 1863 – Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds 1904 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St George’s GC: Jack White wins his… Read more