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A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.


644       Umar of Arabia is assassinated at Medina and is succeeded as caliph by Uthman.

1493       Christopher Columbus discovers Guadeloupe during his second expedition.

1677       William III and Mary of England wed on William's birthday.

1760       Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau.

1791       General Arthur St. Clair, governor of Northwest Territory, is badly defeated by a large Indian army near Fort Wayne.

1798       Congress agrees to pay a yearly tribute to Tripoli, considering it the only way to protect U.S. shipping.

1842       Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.

1854       Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrive in the Crimea.

1863       From the main Confederate Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's troops are sent northeast to besiege Knoxville.

1918       Austria signs an armistice with the Allies.

1922       The U.S. Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.

1922       The entrance to King Tut's tomb is discovered.

1924       Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president of the United States.

1924       Nellie Tayloe Ross and Miriam Ferguson are elected first and second women governors (Wyoming and Texas).

1946       The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established.

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