Today in history
  • 1192English King Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria
  • 1776Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested
  • 1883First direct US-Brazil telegraph connection
  • 1937J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1938Winston Churchill condemns Adolf Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia
  • 1950George Marshall sworn in as the 3rd Secretary of Defense of United States.
  • 198638th Emmy Awards: Golden Girls, Cagney & Lacey & Michael J. Fox win
  • 1988Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville, New Jersey home
  • 2007George Clooney is injured in a motorcycle accident in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 200860th Emmy Awards: Mad Men, 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston & Glenn Close win
  • 2016Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"