Today in History in 1918 the first confirmed cased of Spanish Flu in the United States was reported at Fort Riley, Kansas; and in 1998 the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry were launched into space.
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:
1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
843 - Icon veneration officially re-instated in Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople
1502 - Ismail I crowned Shah of Persia (rules till 1524), founder of the Safavid dynasty
1789 - Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC
1791 - Samuel Mulliken, Phila, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent
1918 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1918 - First confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu in the US are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas.
1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1997 - Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
2011 - An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.