Here is today’s Daily Run Down Historical Edition.
- In 37, The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and makes Caligula emperor.
- In 1229, Frederick II declares himself King of Jerusalem.
- In 1314, Jacques de Molay, the last Grandmaster of the Templars is burned at the stake.
- In 1496, Mary Tudor, Daughter of Henry VIII of England is born.
- In 1584, Tsar Ivan IV of Russia dies.
- In 1603, British Colonial Magistrate, Simon Bradstreet is born.
- In 1603, King John IV of Portugal is born.
- In 1690, Prussian Mathematician Christian Goldbach is born.
- In 1766, The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
- In 1782, John C. Calhoun, the 7th Vice President of the United States is born.
- In 1837, 22nd President of the United States, Grover Cleveland is born.
- In 1845, American Environmentalist, Johnny Appleseed dies.
- In 1850, American Express is formed by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
- In 1858, German Inventor Rudolph Diesel is born.
- In 1865, The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.
- In 1893, Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup to the best Hockey team in Canada.
- In 1922, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience.
- In 1925, The Tri-State Tornado hits Missouri, Illinois and Indiana killing 695 people.
- In 1932, American Author John Updike is born.
- In 1962, American Television personality, Mike Rowe was born.
- In 1965, Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov leaves his space craft for 12 minutes, becoming the first person to walk in space.
- In 1968, The United States Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. Currency.
- In 1989, A 4,400 year old Mummy is found in Egypt.
- In 2003, British Sign Language is recognized as an official British Language.
- In 2003, Computer Pioneer Adam Osborne dies.
There are 25 stories today.
Look for more current news stories tomorrow and another Historical Daily Run Down next Week.
Here is today’s Daily Run Down.
- The Founder of Penthouse, Bob Guccione, has died.
- A study has found that women give more to charities than men.
- Toyota has recalled 1.53 Million vehicles due to brake fluid and fuel pump issues.
- Oak Brook Police are looking to fire the son of Drew Peterson.
- A Saudi prince has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
- Clearwire LTE has passed 90Mbps in a test in Phoenix.
- Ebay relies on Paypal for 37% of it’s revenue.
- Microsoft has renamed Xbox Live Silver to Xbox Live Free.
- Netflix has re-iterated that a streaming-only option could come this year.
- Wired has an interesting article on how The Allies used math against German tanks.
- Jammie Thomas’ third P2P trial looms while the RIAA is complaining about the cost.
- 131 Years ago today, Edison finally worked out his electricity idea.
- A new study shows that the brains of new Moms grow.
- Microsoft is reporting 240 Million copies of Windows 7 have been sold in the first year.
- Meteors from Halley’s Comet may show skywatchers a spectacle.
- A tumor magnet hopes to help doctors spot cancer.
- A New Wii Bundle will be available On November 7th, in Red.
- A Moon crash has stirred up ice, silver and mercury.
- The world’s Largest Pumpkin of 2010 has been weighed.
Look for more stories tomorrow. If an important story has been missed please leave it in the comments.