1528 – Gustav I of Sweden “father of the nation” crowned King of Sweden. Rules 37 years
1872 – Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
1907 Toronto Ontario – First issue of the Financial Post published.
1908 A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1926 Michael Bond, author, best known for his series of Paddington Bear children’s books is born today.
1926 Original Amos n Andy debuts on Chicago radio
1927 A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange breaking the all-male tradition.
In 1932, Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate after initially being appointed to serve out the remainder of the term of her late husband, Thaddeus.
1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryogenically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
1982 Air Florida Flight 90 Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge shortly after takeoff, then plunges into the Potomac River; 78 people, including 4 motorists, are killed
1990 In Virginia, Douglas Wilder, the first African American elected governor of a US state, takes office
2010 – Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince
Here’s a link to This Day In History for those of you who are curious for more!
Plus this site shares 5 Famous Historical Events You Won’t Believe Happened Twice
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