HISTORY TODAY

HISTORY TODAY

 1184 BC – Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
 1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
 1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
 1895 – Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the “first motor race”, takes place..
 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
 1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Qung burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
 1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964
 1968 – Lloyd J. Old identified the first cell surface antigens that could differentiate among different cell types.
 1978 – Altaf Hussain found the student political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
 1987 – Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.
 2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
 2004 – Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
 2008 – The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.
 2010 – The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.
 2018 – United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jongun of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore.