Today in History in 1837 future president Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey; in 1959 Hawaii’s statehood bill was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; and in 1961 the Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy was introduced.
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:
1123 - 1st Latern Council (9th ecumenical council) opens in Rome, agreements of the Concordat of Worms ratified
1314 - Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.
1325 - According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.
1541 - Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1877 - President Hayes appoints Frederick Douglass marshal of Washington, DC
1900 - Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
1922 - British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
1940 - Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
1959 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1961 - Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
1965 - Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
1982 - Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
1995 - Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
1782 - John C. Calhoun, Abbeville South Carolina, Andrew Jackson's VP (1825-32)
1828 - William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)