April 1, 2024 at 1:05 a.m.
Today In History

Today In History – April 1



Today in History in 1748 the ruins of Pompeii were found; in 1789 the U.S. House of Representatives held their first full meeting in New York City; and in 1982 the U.S. formally transferred the Canal Zone to Panama.

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:

HISTORICAL EVENTS

527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne

1748 - Ruins of Pompeii found

1789 - US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker

1793 - Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000

1946 - Weight Watchers forms

1952 - Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow

1974 - Ayatollah Khomeini calls for an Islamic Republic in Iran

1976 - Stephen Wozniak & Steve Jobs found Apple Computer

1982 - US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama

1990 - CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger

2001 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands - first country in the world.



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