Today in 1892, the Sierra Club was formed by John Muir and others in San Francisco, to promote the conservation of nature.
Today in 1929, the first “talking” color movie, “On With The Show,” opened in New York.
Today in 1934, the Dionnes were born in Callander, Ontario. They were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
Today in 1936, Alan Turing submitted "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.
Today in 1940, an airtight steel and concrete time capsule with over a thousand artifacts was buried under Ogelthorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. The plan is that the capsule will be opened in 8113. According to the University, the opening date was calculated by the first fixed date in history: 4241 B.C. when, most historians agreed, the Egyptian calendar was established. Exactly 6177 years had passed between 4241 B.C. and 1936 A.D., and Jacobs projected the same period of time forward from 1936, thus arriving at the date 8113 A.D. for the crypt's opening. What’s in it? See HERE.
Today in 1961, the human rights organization, Amnesty International, was founded.
Today in 1987, to the embarrassment of Soviet officials, young West German pilot Mathias Rust [[mah-TEE’-uhs rust]] landed a private plane in Moscow’s Red Square without authorization. (Rust was freed by the Soviets August 3rd, 1988).
Today in 1998, Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside of our solar system with the use of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Today in 2006, Barry Bonds hit his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list. In 2007, he was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the grand jury during the federal government's investigation of BALCO. The perjury charges against Bonds were dropped, but he was convicted of obstruction of justice. This conviction was upheld by an appellate court panel in 2013, but after a rehearing, a larger panel of the court voted 10-1 to overturn his conviction in 2015. Despite his accomplishments, Bonds was not elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first three years of eligibility.
Today in 2013, calling it perhaps the biggest money-laundering scheme in American history, federal prosecutors charged seven people with running what amounted to an online, underworld bank, saying that Liberty Reserve handled $6-billion for drug dealers, child pornographers, identity thieves and other criminals around the globe.
Today in 2016, Harambe, a gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo, was shot after dragging a 3-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure.
Today in 2018, Coco-Cola launched its first alcoholic drink – Lemon-Do – on island of Kyushu, Japan.