History today

History today

> 1848 – A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.
> 1910 – Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.
> 1923 – Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH.4B biplane.
> 1944 – The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.
> 1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
> 1950 – The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
> 1975 – Mozambique achieves independence from Portugal.
> 1975 – Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of internal emergency in India.
> 1978 – The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
> 1981 – Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.
> 1984 – American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album, Purple Rain.
> 1991 – Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia.
> 1993 – Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
> 1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.