The oldest event in history to which a reliable date can be assigned. The battle ended abruptly due to a total solar eclipse; the eclipse was perceived as an omen, indicating that the gods wanted the fighting to stop.
March 15, 44 B.C.
Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times to death on the steps of the Roman Senate
Tuesday July 2, 1776
The Continental Congress voted for independence
Friday May 19, 1780
The darkness was so complete that candles were required from noon on. It ranged as north as Portland, ME and as south as New Jersey
Thursday February 6, 1851
The largest Australian bush-fires in a populous region in recorded history
Tuesay October 29, 1929
The Wall Street Crash of 1929
Sunday April 14, 1935
The worst dust storm of 'The Dust Bowl'
Sunday December 7, 1941
Pearl Harbor bombing
Tuesday June 6, 1944
The Allies Invasion of France
Tuesday May 8, 1945
The Allies formally accepted the surrender of the Nazis
Sunday July 17, 1955
The opening of Disneyland
Tuesday February 3, 1959
A small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed 3 rock n roll stars
Sunday January 30, 1972
26 unarmed civilians were shot by British soldiers
Sunday May 25, 1986
Almost seven million people joined hands to form a line that stretched 4,152 miles was intended to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.
Monday October 19 1987
The largest one-day percentage decline in recorded stock market history.